Vehicle vision system with windshield mounted camera

  • US 9,878,679 B2
  • Filed: 04/24/2017
  • Issued: 01/30/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/20/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • a camera module disposed at a windshield of a vehicle;

    wherein said camera module comprises a camera and a circuit board;

    wherein, with said camera module disposed at the windshield, said camera has a field of view forward of the vehicle and through the windshield of the vehicle;

    wherein said camera comprises (i) an imager comprising a plurality of photosensor elements arranged in multiple columns and multiple rows and (ii) a lens;

    wherein said camera is electrically connected to circuitry established at said circuit board;

    wherein said camera is electrically connected to said circuitry established at said circuit board via a flexible electrical connection;

    wherein, via said flexible electrical connection, said circuitry established at said circuit board (i) provides power to said camera, (ii) controls said camera and (iii) receives image data from said camera; and

    wherein, with said camera module disposed at the windshield, said circuit board is angled relative to a principal axis of the field of view of said camera.

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