US 9,809,171 B2
Vision system for vehicle
Andrew D. Weller, Holland, MI (US); Mark L. Larson, Grand Haven, MI (US); Ian A. McCabe, Holland, MI (US); Niall R. Lynam, Holland, MI (US); Rodney K. Blank, Zeeland, MI (US); Joseph P. McCaw, Lawrence, MI (US); and John T. Uken, Jenison, MI (US)
Assigned to MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., Auburn Hills, MI (US)
Filed by MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., Auburn Hills, MI (US)
Filed on Apr. 23, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/694,225.
Application 14/694,225 is a continuation of application No. 12/405,558, filed on Mar. 17, 2009, granted, now 9,019,090.
Application 12/405,558 is a continuation of application No. 12/091,525, granted, now 7,855,755, previously published as PCT/US2006/042718, filed on Oct. 31, 2006.
Application 12/405,558 is a continuation in part of application No. 11/935,800, filed on Nov. 6, 2007, granted, now 7,571,042.
Application 11/935,800 is a continuation of application No. 11/624,381, filed on Jan. 18, 2007, granted, now 7,490,007.
Application 11/624,381 is a continuation of application No. 10/645,762, filed on Aug. 20, 2003, granted, now 7,167,796.
Application 10/645,762 is a continuation in part of application No. 10/456,599, filed on Jun. 6, 2003, granted, now 7,004,593.
Application 10/456,599 is a continuation in part of application No. 10/287,178, filed on Nov. 4, 2002, granted, now 6,678,614.
Application 10/287,178 is a continuation of application No. 09/799,414, filed on Mar. 5, 2001, granted, now 6,477,464.
Application 11/624,381 is a continuation in part of application No. 10/755,915, filed on Jan. 13, 2004, granted, now 7,446,650.
Application 10/755,915 is a continuation of application No. 09/793,002, filed on Feb. 26, 2001, granted, now 6,690,268.
Application 11/624,381 is a continuation in part of application No. 10/054,633, filed on Jan. 22, 2002, granted, now 7,195,381.
Application 10/054,633 is a continuation in part of application No. 09/793,002, filed on Feb. 26, 2001, granted, now 6,690,268.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/732,245, filed on Nov. 1, 2005.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/759,992, filed on Jan. 18, 2006.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/836,219, filed on Aug. 8, 2006.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/406,166, filed on Aug. 27, 2002.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/405,392, filed on Aug. 23, 2002.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/404,906, filed on Aug. 21, 2002.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/187,960, filed on Mar. 9, 2000.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/263,680, filed on Jan. 23, 2001.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/243,986, filed on Oct. 27, 2000.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/238,483, filed on Oct. 6, 2000.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/237,077, filed on Sep. 30, 2000.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/234,412, filed on Sep. 21, 2000.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/218,336, filed on Jul. 14, 2000.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/186,520, filed on Mar. 2, 2000.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/346,733, filed on Jan. 7, 2002.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/271,466, filed on Feb. 26, 2001.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/315,384, filed on Aug. 28, 2001.
Prior Publication US 2015/0232034 A1, Aug. 20, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B60R 1/10 (2006.01); B60R 1/02 (2006.01); B60R 1/12 (2006.01)
CPC B60R 1/10 (2013.01) [B60R 1/02 (2013.01); B60R 2001/1253 (2013.01)] 30 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:
a first imager located at a front portion of a vehicle equipped with said vision system, said first imager having a field of view in the direction of forward travel of the equipped vehicle, said first imager operable to capture first image data exteriorly and forwardly of the equipped vehicle when the equipped vehicle normally travels forwardly;
a second imager located at the rear of the equipped vehicle, said second imager having a field of view rearward of the equipped vehicle, said second imager operable to capture second image data exteriorly and rearwardly of the equipped vehicle;
a third imager located in a first exterior rearview mirror assembly of the equipped vehicle, said third imager having a field of view at least partially sideward of the vehicle and operable to capture third image data exteriorly and sidewardly of the equipped vehicle;
a fourth imager located in a second exterior rearview mirror assembly of the equipped vehicle, said third imager having a field of view at least partially sideward of the vehicle and operable to capture fourth image data exteriorly and sidewardly of the equipped vehicle;
a common image processor operable for processing the captured first, second, third and fourth image data, wherein said common image processor utilizes object detection software during processing of the captured first, second, third and fourth image data;
a video display screen in the equipped vehicle viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle when operating the equipped vehicle;
wherein, responsive to the equipped vehicle being shifted into a reverse gear and while the driver of the equipped vehicle is executing a reversing maneuver, (a) video images derived from image data captured by said second imager are displayed on said video display screen and (b) responsive at least in part to processing of the captured first, second, third and fourth image data by said common image processor, the driver of the equipped vehicle is alerted to the presence of an object exterior the equipped vehicle; and
wherein, when the equipped vehicle travels forward, said common image processor processes first image data captured by said first imager for a lane departure warning system of the equipped vehicle and for at least one of (i) a headlamp control system of the equipped vehicle and (ii) a traffic sign recognition system of the equipped vehicle.