Driver assistance system for vehicle

  • US 9,014,904 B2
  • Filed: 09/23/2013
  • Issued: 04/21/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driver assistance system for a vehicle, said driver assistance system comprising:

  • an imaging device comprising a CMOS array of photo-sensing pixels, said imaging device disposed at an exterior portion of a vehicle equipped with said driver assistance system;

    wherein, with said imaging device disposed at said exterior portion of the equipped vehicle, said imaging device has a field of view at least one of rearward of the equipped vehicle and sideward of the equipped vehicle;

    a control for processing image data captured by said imaging device;

    wherein said control utilizes edge detection in processing captured image data;

    wherein, responsive at least in part to processing of captured image data by said control, said control determines that an object is present in the field of view of said imaging device;

    wherein said control is operable to determine that said imaging device is misaligned when said imaging device is disposed at said exterior portion of the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein said control, responsive to a determination of misalignment of said imaging device, is operable to at least partially compensate for the determined misalignment of said imaging device.

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