Vehicle vision system with night vision function

  • US 8,355,839 B2
  • Filed: 04/24/2012
  • Issued: 01/15/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/14/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • a camera disposed at a vehicle equipped with said vision system, said camera having a forward field of view in the direction of forward travel of the equipped vehicle, wherein said camera is operable to capture image data;

    an image processor operable to process image data captured by said camera;

    wherein, at least in part responsive to processing of captured image data by said image processor, said vision system is operable to provide a night vision function and at least one of (i) a headlamp control function for controlling a headlamp of the equipped vehicle, (ii) a lane departure warning function, (iii) an adaptive cruise control function, (iv) a sign recognition function, (v) a rain sensing function, (vi) an object detection function and (vii) a pedestrian detection function; and

    an in-vehicle communication control and a human-machine interface located at an interior assembly of the equipped vehicle, wherein said human-machine interface is connected to said in-vehicle communication control via a connective link to communicate at least one human-machine interface signal between said human-machine interface and said in-vehicle communication control, and wherein a global positioning system communicates at least one GPS-derived signal to one of said interior assembly and said in-vehicle communication control via said connective link, said at least one human-machine interface signal and said at least one GPS-derived signal sharing said connective link such that said connective link comprises a shared common connective link between said in-vehicle communication control and said interior assembly.

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