Driver assist system for vehicle

  • US 8,543,330 B2
  • Filed: 09/17/2012
  • Issued: 09/24/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/02/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driver assist system for a vehicle, said driver assist system comprising:

  • a rearward facing camera disposed at a vehicle equipped with said driver assist system and having a rearward field of view relative to the equipped vehicle;

    a video display viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle when normally operating the equipped vehicle, wherein said video display is operable to display image data captured by said rearward facing camera;

    wherein said driver assist system is operable to detect objects present in said rearward field of view of said rearward facing camera;

    wherein said driver assist system is operable to provide a display intensity of said displayed image data of at least about 200 candelas/sq. meter for viewing by the driver of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said driver assist system is operable to provide a visual alert to the driver of the equipped vehicle responsive to detection of an object rearward of the equipped vehicle during a reversing maneuver of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said driver assist system is operable to provide an audible alert to the driver of the equipped vehicle responsive to detection of an object rearward of the equipped vehicle during a reversing maneuver of the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein said visual alert comprises electronically generated indicia that overlay said image data displayed by said video display, and wherein said electronically generated indicia at least one of (i) indicate distance to a detected object rearward of the equipped vehicle and (ii) highlight a detected object rearward of the equipped vehicle.

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