Vehicular collision mitigation system

  • US 9,318,020 B2
  • Filed: 07/27/2015
  • Issued: 04/19/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/04/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A collision mitigation system for a vehicle, said collision mitigation system comprising:

  • a plurality of cameras configured to be disposed at a vehicle equipped with said collision mitigation system, wherein, when disposed at the equipped vehicle, said cameras have respective exterior fields of view;

    wherein at least one of said cameras comprises a forward viewing camera that is configured to be disposed behind a windshield of the equipped vehicle so as to view at least generally forwardly of the equipped vehicle through the windshield;

    wherein at least one of said cameras comprises a rearward viewing camera that is configured to be disposed at a rear portion of the equipped vehicle so as to view at least generally rearwardly of the equipped vehicle;

    a control comprising an image processor operable to process image data captured by said cameras;

    wherein, when the equipped vehicle is moving and responsive at least in part to a determination, via image processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward viewing camera, that the moving equipped vehicle is approaching an object present forwardly of the equipped vehicle, said control is operable to apply a vehicle brake of the equipped vehicle to mitigate a collision with the object; and

    wherein, when the equipped vehicle is moving and said control is applying the vehicle brake, and responsive at least in part to a determination, via image processing by said image processor of image data captured by said rearward viewing camera, that a following vehicle is following the equipped vehicle and may collide with the equipped vehicle, said control adjusts control of the vehicle brakes to mitigate a rear collision by the following vehicle.

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