Method for identifying the activation of the brake lights of preceding vehicles

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7952490
APP PUB NO 20080165028A1
SERIAL NO

11884911

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An image processing method for detecting the activation of brake lights of vehicles driving in front, which do not emit an additional or a changed modulated signal during the braking procedure, has been presented. For this purpose, an image sensor or an image sensor system is aligned to a point in front of the vehicle, the camera images are fed into a memory and a motor vehicle driving in front is identified by means of a pattern recognition method on the image; in addition, following the detection of the vehicle, image areas are determined which contain brake lights to a high degree of probability.

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CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRONIC GMBHD-90411 NUERNBERG198

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Asmuth, Marcus Kösching, DE 2 18
Fechner, Thomas Kressbronn, DE 16 109

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