Imaging system for vehicle

  • US 8,325,986 B2
  • Filed: 12/22/2011
  • Issued: 12/04/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/15/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An imaging system for a vehicle, said imaging system 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 frames of image data;

    an image processor operable to process said image data;

    a control operable to adjust a light beam emanating from a forward facing light of the equipped vehicle responsive to image processing of frames of image data;

    wherein said control, responsive to said image processing, is operable to control at least one of (a) adjustment of a beam direction of a light beam emanating from said forward facing light, (b) adjustment of a visible intensity of a light beam emanating from said forward facing light and (c) adjustment of a range of a light beam emanating from said forward facing light; and

    wherein said control, responsive to said image processing, is operable to control at least two of (i) lane departure warning, (ii) traffic sign recognition and (iii) object detection.

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