Vehicle vision system

  • US 8,203,443 B2
  • Filed: 11/09/2011
  • Issued: 06/19/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/12/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • a first imaging sensor having a first forward field of view with respect to a forward direction of travel of a vehicle equipped with said vision system, wherein said first imaging sensor comprises a first two-dimensional array of photosensing elements and a first lens, and wherein said first imaging sensor images objects present in said first forward field of view;

    a second imaging sensor spaced from said first imaging sensor and having a second forward field of view with respect to the forward direction of travel of the equipped vehicle, wherein said second imaging sensor comprises a second two-dimensional array of photosensing elements and a second lens, and wherein said second forward field of view at least partially overlaps with said first forward field of view, and wherein said second imaging sensor images objects in said second forward field of view;

    a control responsive to said first and second imaging sensors;

    wherein (a) said control processes image data captured by at least one of said first and second imaging sensors to determine an object present in at least one of said first and second forward fields of view and (b) said control is operable to modulate at least one headlamp of the equipped vehicle responsive to said processing of image data captured by said at least one of said first and second imaging sensors; and

    wherein (i) said control processes image data captured by both of said first and second imaging sensors to determine a distance between the equipped vehicle and an object present in said overlap of said first forward field of view with said second forward field of view and (ii) said control is operable to control a brake system of the equipped vehicle responsive to said processing of image data captured by both of said first and second imaging sensors.

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