Vehicular vision system

  • US 8,599,001 B2
  • Filed: 11/19/2012
  • Issued: 12/03/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A vehicular vision system, said vehicular vision system comprising:

  • an imager comprising a lens and a CMOS photosensor array;

    wherein said photosensor array comprises a plurality of photosensor elements;

    wherein said imager is disposed at an interior portion of a vehicle equipped with said vehicular vision system and wherein said imager views exterior of the equipped vehicle through a windshield of the equipped vehicle and forward of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein at least said imager is disposed in a module attached at the windshield of the equipped vehicle;

    a control comprising an image processor, said image processor processing image data captured by said photosensor array;

    wherein said image processor processes captured image data to detect an object viewed by said imager;

    wherein said photosensor array is operable at a plurality of exposure periods; and

    wherein said plurality of exposure periods comprises a first exposure period and a second exposure period, and wherein the time period of exposure of said first exposure period is longer than the time period of exposure of said second exposure period.

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