Vehicular vision system

  • US 9,563,809 B2
  • Filed: 04/18/2016
  • Issued: 02/07/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/04/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driver assistance system for a vehicle, said driver assistance system comprising:

  • at least one forward viewing camera disposed at a vehicle equipped with said driver assistance system so as to view at least generally forwardly of the equipped vehicle;

    a control comprising an image processor operable to process image data captured by said at least one forward viewing camera;

    wherein the equipped vehicle comprises start-stop technology operable to turn off the engine of the equipped vehicle when, during forward driving of the equipped vehicle, the equipped vehicle stops and operable to restart the engine of the equipped vehicle to enable the equipped vehicle drive forward;

    wherein, responsive at least in part to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said at least one forward viewing camera, said driver assistance system determines that the equipped vehicle, when stopped via said start-stop technology, is behind a stopped leading vehicle;

    wherein, responsive at least in part to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said at least one forward viewing camera, said driver assistance system determines forward movement of said leading vehicle from its stopped position; and

    wherein, responsive at least in part to said determination of forward movement of said leading vehicle, said control automatically restarts the engine of the equipped vehicle.

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