Driver assistance system for vehicle

  • US 8,636,393 B2
  • Filed: 05/06/2013
  • Issued: 01/28/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driver assistance system for a vehicle, said driver assistance system comprising:

  • an imaging sensor, said imaging sensor comprising a two-dimensional array of photosensor elements, said imaging sensor monitoring a scene forward of the direction of travel of a vehicle equipped with said driver assistance system;

    a control;

    wherein said control processes image data captured by said imaging sensor to determine the presence of an object of interest in the scene monitored by said imaging sensor;

    the object of interest selected from the group consisting of (i) a headlight of another vehicle and (ii) a taillight of another vehicle;

    wherein said control adjusts a vehicle headlamp of the equipped vehicle at least in part responsive to determination of the presence of the object of interest in the scene monitored by said imaging sensor;

    said control receiving vehicle data via a communication bus of the equipped vehicle, said vehicle data comprising at least one of (i) vehicle speed data and (ii) vehicle trajectory data;

    at least in part responsive to receiving vehicle data via said communication bus, said control inhibits adjustment of the vehicle headlamp from a first beam state to a second beam state; and

    wherein said control is operable to process image data captured by said imaging sensor to determine the presence of lane markers in the scene monitored by said imaging sensor.

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