Imaging and display system for vehicle

  • US 9,041,806 B2
  • Filed: 08/31/2010
  • Issued: 05/26/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/01/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular vision system comprising:

  • a rear backup video camera at a rear portion of a vehicle;

    a video processor operable to process video image data captured by said rear backup video camera, wherein said video image data comprises at least a left zone image data set and a right zone image data set;

    wherein said left zone image data set comprises video images of a left zone that encompasses where another vehicle may at least one of (i) approach from the rear of the equipped vehicle in a left side lane adjacent to the equipped vehicle and (ii) overtake the equipped vehicle in a left side lane adjacent to the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said right zone image data set comprises video images of a right zone that encompasses where another vehicle may at least one of (i) approach from the rear of the equipped vehicle in a right side lane adjacent to the equipped vehicle and (ii) overtake the equipped vehicle in a right side lane adjacent to the equipped vehicle;

    a video display screen for displaying video images;

    wherein said video display screen comprises a left display region at a left portion of said video display screen and a right display region at a right portion of said video display screen, and wherein said left display region and said right display region comprise separate portions of said video display screen;

    wherein, during a reversing maneuver of the equipped vehicle, said video display screen uses both said left display region and said right display region to display video images captured by said rear backup video camera;

    wherein, during forward travel of the equipped vehicle, said video display screen is operable to display images at said left display region of said video display screen that are representative of said left zone image data set captured by said rear backup video camera to display images representative of the scene occurring at the left side lane at the left side of the equipped vehicle responsive to at least one of (a) actuation of a left turn signal indicator of the equipped vehicle, (b) detection of another vehicle in or approaching the left side lane adjacent to the equipped vehicle and (c) a lane departure warning system of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein, during said forward travel of the equipped vehicle and when said video display screen is displaying images at said left display region that are representative of said left zone image data, said video display screen does not display images representative of said right zone image data at said right display region;

    wherein, during forward travel of the equipped vehicle, said video display screen is operable to display images at said right display region of said video display screen that are representative of said right zone image data set captured by said rear backup video camera to display images representative of the scene occurring at the right side lane at the right side of the equipped vehicle responsive to at least one of (a) actuation of a right turn signal indicator of the equipped vehicle, (b) detection of another vehicle in or approaching the right side lane adjacent to the equipped vehicle and (c) a lane departure warning system of the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein, during said forward travel of the equipped vehicle and when said video display screen is displaying images at said right display region that are representative of said right zone image data, said video display screen does not display images representative of said left zone image data at said left display region.

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