Driver assistance system for vehicle

  • US 8,768,568 B2
  • Filed: 01/14/2013
  • Issued: 07/01/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/29/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A driver assistance system for a vehicle, said driver assistance system comprising:

  • an information display screen viewable by a driver of a vehicle equipped with said driver assistance system when the driver is normally operating the equipped vehicle;

    at least one camera mounted at the equipped vehicle and having a field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle, wherein said at least one camera is operable to capture image data;

    wherein said information display screen is operable to display video images derived from image data captured by said at least one camera;

    wherein said information display screen is operable to display other information and wherein said other information comprises at least one of (i) navigational information, (ii) weather information, (iii) information pertaining to an emergency vehicle, (iv) rail road crossing information, (v) traffic information, (vi) financial information, (vii) safety information, (viii) directional information, (ix) toll information, (x) service information and (xi) telematic information;

    a capacitive touch sensor actuatable by the driver of the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein said information display screen is operable to display at least said other information responsive to actuation by the driver of the equipped vehicle of said capacitive touch sensor.

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