Imaging system for vehicle

  • US 8,090,153 B2
  • Filed: 05/13/2011
  • Issued: 01/03/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/15/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An imaging system for a vehicle comprising:

  • a camera having a field of view exterior of a vehicle equipped with said imaging system, wherein said field of view is in a forward direction of travel of the equipped vehicle, and wherein said camera is operable to capture image data;

    an image processor operable to process said image data;

    a control, wherein said control, responsive to said image processor, is operable to provide at least (a) an adaptive forward lighting function for at least one forward facing light of the equipped vehicle, (b) a lane departure warning function and (c) a traffic control signage function; and

    wherein said control provides said traffic control signage function at least in part by recognition of a geometrical organization present in the forward field of view of said camera; and

    wherein said adaptive forward lighting function comprises a beam adjuster, and wherein said beam adjuster is operable to adjust a beam direction of said forward facing light, and wherein said beam adjuster is operable to (a) adjust a visible intensity of the adjusted beam light emanating from said forward facing light and (b) adjust a range of the adjusted beam light emanating from said forward facing light.

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