Vision system for vehicle

  • US 8,189,871 B2
  • Filed: 01/31/2011
  • Issued: 05/29/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • an imaging device having an imaging sensor, said imaging sensor having a field of view exterior the vehicle;

    a camera controller;

    a display device having a display element, said display device operable to display information for viewing by a driver of the vehicle;

    a display controller;

    at least two user inputs selectively actuatable by a user;

    wherein said imaging device communicates an image signal to said display device via a link; and

    wherein said display controller is operable to selectively apply at least two voltage levels in response to at least two user inputs and wherein said camera controller is operable to adjust a function of said imaging device in response to a respective one of the at least two voltage levels;

    wherein said display controller is operable to affect said image signal and wherein said camera controller monitors said link and adjusts a function of said imaging device in response to a detection of an affected image signal, and wherein said display controller affects said image signal in response to said at least two user inputs, and wherein said display controller affects said image signal by disabling a video termination at said display device.

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