Imaging system for vehicle

  • US 8,593,521 B2
  • Filed: 11/30/2012
  • Issued: 11/26/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/15/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An imaging system for a vehicle, said imaging system comprising:

  • an imaging device 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;

    wherein said imaging device is operable to capture multiple frames of image data;

    wherein said multiple frames of image data comprise repeating frame sets;

    wherein a particular frame set of said repeating frame sets comprises at least two frames;

    an image processor operable to process image data captured by said imaging device;

    a control, wherein said control, responsive to processing of captured image data, controls, at least in part, an intelligent headlamp control feature of the equipped vehicle and a lane departure warning feature of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein one frame of a particular frame set is processed by said image processor for said intelligent headlamp control feature and no other frame of the particular frame set is processed by said image processor for said intelligent headlamp control feature; and

    wherein at least one frame of the particular frame set is processed by said image processor for said lane departure warning feature.

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