Vehicular vision system

  • US 8,203,440 B2
  • Filed: 01/16/2012
  • Issued: 06/19/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicular vision system for a vehicle, said vehicular vision system comprising:

  • a photosensor array comprising a plurality of photosensor elements arranged in a predefined arrangement;

    said photosensor array having a field of view forward of the vehicle that is generally in line with the vehicle'"'"'s primary direction of forward travel;

    wherein said photosensor array is disposed at an interior portion of the vehicle proximate a windshield of the vehicle and has a forward field of view to an exterior of the vehicle through the windshield of the vehicle at a windshield area that is swept by windshield wipers;

    a portion of said photosensor array capturing image data representative of at least one item of interest exterior the vehicle and within said forward field of view;

    a control responsive to an output of said photosensor array;

    wherein said control comprises a logic and control circuit;

    wherein said logic and control circuit comprises an image processor, said image processor processing at least said image data;

    said control analyzing said image data so as to determine at least one of (a) presence of said at least one item of interest exterior the vehicle, (b) size of said at least one item of interest exterior the vehicle, (c) shape of said at least one item of interest exterior the vehicle, (d) contour of said at least one item of interest exterior the vehicle and (e) motion of said at least one item of interest exterior the vehicle; and

    wherein, at least responsive to said control analyzing said image data, said vehicular vision system senses a presence of an object within the field of view of said photosensor array, and wherein said vehicular vision system, responsive at least in part to said vehicular vision system sensing the presence of said object, at least one of (i) controls a vehicle system using forward field of view information and (ii) supplements control of a vehicle system using forward field of view information.

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