Camera system for large vehicles

  • US 8,624,716 B2
  • Filed: 07/06/2011
  • Issued: 01/07/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/07/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle-borne camera observation system for monitoring areas adjacent a vehicle, the system comprising:

  • a plurality of cameras positioned at the vehicle and operable to provide a predetermined field of view around the vehicle, including a first camera positioned to have a first field of view, and a second camera positioned to have a second field of view;

    a system for illuminating at least one of the first and second fields of view around the vehicle providing a visible range light source; and

    at least one monitor configured for displaying a plurality of views, positioned in a driver'"'"'s area of the vehicle and operable to display the fields of view of the plurality of cameras;

    wherein the at least one monitor automatically switches between displaying of at least one of the first and second fields of view to another of the first and second fields of view based on operation of a control of the vehicle.

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