Vehicle vision system with customized display

  • US 9,762,880 B2
  • Filed: 12/07/2012
  • Issued: 09/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/09/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • a plurality of cameras disposed at a vehicle equipped with said vision system, wherein said plurality of cameras have respective fields of view exterior of the equipped vehicle;

    a processor operable to process image data captured by said cameras, wherein said processor processes captured image data to generate images of an environment at least partially surrounding the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said processor is operable to generate a three dimensional vehicle representation of the equipped vehicle;

    a display screen viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle, wherein said display screen is operable to display the generated images of the environment and to display the three dimensional vehicle representation of the equipped vehicle as would be viewed from a virtual camera viewpoint exterior to and higher than the equipped vehicle itself;

    wherein the three dimensional vehicle representation comprises a body type corresponding to that of the equipped vehicle and at least one of (i) a body style corresponding to that of the equipped vehicle and (ii) a color corresponding to that of the actual equipped vehicle; and

    wherein a portion of the three dimensional vehicle representation is rendered as displayed to be at least partially transparent to render viewable at said display screen an object at or near the equipped vehicle that would otherwise be partially hidden by non-transparent display of that portion of the three dimensional vehicle representation.

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