System to determine distance to a lead vehicle

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7231288
APP PUB NO 20060212215A1
SERIAL NO

11080234

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A system implemented in a vehicle to detect a lead vehicle includes a camera which captures an image of the rear of the lead vehicle and an image processing system that receives image data from the camera. The image processing system is implemented with an algorithm that includes a preprocessing layer, an image segmentation layer, and a detection layer to analyze the image data to determine the relative distance between the vehicle and the lead vehicle.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.DEARBORN, MI589

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Koulinitch, Anatoli S Farmington Hills, MI 1 11

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