Driver assist system for vehicle

  • US 9,315,151 B2
  • Filed: 04/03/2015
  • Issued: 04/19/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/02/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driver assist system for a vehicle, said driver assist system comprising:

  • a color video camera disposed at a vehicle equipped with said driver assist system;

    said color video camera having a field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said color video camera comprises a rear backup camera disposed at a rear portion of the equipped vehicle and having a field of view rearward of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein the field of view of said color video camera encompasses a ground area to the rear of the equipped vehicle having a width at least substantially an entire rear fender width of the equipped vehicle;

    said color video camera comprising a lens and a two-dimensional array of photosensing elements arranged in rows of photosensing elements and columns of photosensing elements;

    wherein an image processor processes image data captured by said color video camera;

    at least one non-visual sensor;

    a video display screen viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle when the driver is normally operating the equipped vehicle;

    wherein, during at least one of (i) a reversing maneuver of the equipped vehicle and (ii) a parking maneuver of the equipped vehicle, images derived, at least in part, from image data captured by said color video camera are displayed by said video display screen to assist the driver in operating the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said video display screen is operable to display images derived, at least in part, from image data captured by said color video camera with a display intensity greater than 200 candelas/sq. meter for viewing by the driver of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein at least one indication is provided to a driver of the equipped vehicle who is at least one of (i) executing a reversing maneuver of the equipped vehicle and (ii) parking the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said at least one indication comprises an indication provided, at least in part, responsive to detection by said non-visual sensor of at least one object external of the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein distortion of images derived, at least in part, from image data captured by said color video camera, and displayed by said video display screen, is electronically corrected.

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