Driver assistance system for a vehicle

  • US 8,637,801 B2
  • Filed: 07/08/2013
  • Issued: 01/28/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/25/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A driver assistance system for a vehicle, said driver assistance system comprising:

  • an imager comprising a CMOS photosensor array of photosensor elements;

    wherein said imager is disposed at or proximate to an in-cabin portion of a windshield of a vehicle equipped with said driver assistance system, and wherein said imager has a forward field of view to the exterior of the equipped vehicle through the windshield of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said CMOS photosensor array is operable to capture image data;

    a control comprising an image processor;

    wherein said driver assistance system identifies objects in said forward field of view of said imager via processing of captured image data by said image processor;

    wherein, at least in part responsive to processing of captured image data by said image processor, a determination is made that the equipped vehicle is being operated in an urban environment; and

    wherein, responsive to said determination that the equipped vehicle is being operated in an urban environment, operation of a driver assistance function of the equipped vehicle is inhibited.

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