Vehicle vision system having adjustable displayed field of view

  • US 9,744,907 B2
  • Filed: 12/22/2015
  • Issued: 08/29/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/29/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle display system for displaying images captured by a camera associated with a vehicle, wherein the camera has a field of view and outputs image data representing a scene within the entire field of view of the camera, the display system comprising:

  • a rearview assembly comprising;

    a mounting structure configured for mounting to the vehicle;

    a movable head pivotably attached to said mounting structure;

    a display device positioned within said movable head for displaying a portion of the field of view of the camera;

    a movement sensor for sensing movement of said movable head;

    a mirror element disposed in said moveable head, wherein said display device is positioned behind said mirror element; and

    a switch disposed on said moveable head for selectively activating and deactivating said display device; and

    a processing circuit in communication with said switch, said movement sensor, and said display device for receiving the image data from the camera and selecting the portion of the field of view to be displayed on said display device in response to movement of said movable head as sensed by said movement sensor, wherein the portion of the field of view selected by the processing circuit for display on the display device is smaller than the field of view of the camera represented by the image data, and wherein any movement of said movable head that is sensed is overridden when said switch has been actuated to prevent inadvertent adjustment of the portion of the field of view to be displayed on said display device caused by movement of said movable head during actuation of said switch.

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