Vehicle and steering control device for vehicle

  • US 8,340,866 B2
  • Filed: 11/14/2006
  • Issued: 12/25/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/27/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle comprising:

  • an imaging means;

    an image acquisition means which acquires an image of a road via the imaging means;

    a lane recognition means which detects a lane mark on the road from the image acquired by the image acquisition means and recognizes a lane along which the vehicle travels from the detected lane mark;

    an actuator which drives a steering mechanism capable of steering a steering wheel of the vehicle;

    a steering assistance means which performs steering assistance processing for driving the actuator so that the vehicle travels along the lane recognized by the lane recognition means;

    a side displacement amount calculation means which calculates a displacement amount in the lane width direction between the position of the vehicle and the center of the lane recognized by the lane recognition means by dividing a distance in the lane width direction between the position of the vehicle and the center of the lane recognized by the lane reconition means by a lane width of the recognized lane; and

    a steering assistance inhibition means which inhibits the steering assistance processing based at least in part on the calculated displacement amount.

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