Personalized driver assistance system for vehicle

  • US 9,623,878 B2
  • Filed: 04/01/2015
  • Issued: 04/18/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/02/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driver assistance system of a vehicle, said driver assistance system comprising:

  • at least one sensor disposed at a vehicle equipped with said driver assistance system, wherein said at least one sensor comprises an image sensor;

    wherein said image sensor is operable to capture image data and wherein an image processor is operable to process captured image data to determine a driving condition of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said driver assistance system is operable to identify that the equipped vehicle is being driven by a particular driver, and wherein, while the identified particular driver is manually driving the equipped vehicle on a road, said driver assistance system is operable to learn at least one preferred parameter indicative of the identified particular driver'"'"'s preference for at least one accessory or system of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said driver assistance system, when activated to operate in a semi-autonomous or autonomous mode and responsive at least in part to image processing of captured image data, is operable to control the at least one accessory or system of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said driver assistance system is operable to adjust at least one parameter of the control of the at least one accessory or system of the equipped vehicle in response to (i) at least one learned preferred parameter indicative of the identified particular driver'"'"'s learned preference for the at least one accessory or system of the equipped vehicle and (ii) the determined driving condition of the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein said driver assistance system adapts the at least one learned preferred parameter responsive to the determined driving condition;

    wherein the at least one accessory or system comprises an adaptive cruise control system; and

    wherein said at least one preferred parameter comprises a preferred target following distance for the adaptive cruise control system to use in establishing a distance of the equipped vehicle behind a leading vehicle ahead of the equipped vehicle, and wherein said driver assistance system adjusts the preferred target following distance to maintain a predetermined safe following distance for the particular determined driving condition.

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