Vision system for vehicle

  • US 9,440,535 B2
  • Filed: 01/27/2014
  • Issued: 09/13/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • a camera having a field of view in a forward direction of travel of a vehicle equipped with said vision system;

    wherein said camera comprises a lens and a CMOS imaging array comprising a two-dimensional array of photosensing elements;

    wherein said two-dimensional array of photosensing elements comprises at least 307,200 photosensing elements arranged in a matrix array of rows and columns;

    a control comprising an image processor;

    wherein said image processor processes image data captured by said camera to detect objects of interest located within the field of view of said camera;

    wherein said image processor processes image data captured by said camera to detect lane markers on the road being driven by the equipped vehicle and located within the field of view of said camera;

    wherein said vision system, responsive to processing of captured image data by said image processor, automatically recognizes whether the equipped vehicle is being driven on a road of a left hand drive road system or on a road of a right hand drive road system; and

    wherein an image plane of said imaging array is at a distance from said lens that establishes a circle of confusion.

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