Driver assist system for vehicle

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9376060
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14942087

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A driver assist system suitable for use in a vehicle includes a plurality of vehicular cameras disposed at the vehicle and a plurality of non-video sensors disposed at the vehicle. The cameras capture image data and at least one non-video sensor captures sensor data. A video processor module receives image data captured by the cameras and receives sensor data captured by the at least one non-video sensor. The received image data is fused with received sensor data at the video processor module. The video processor module communicates with other vehicle systems via a vehicle bus of the vehicle. Received image data is processed at the video processor module to generate a synthesized image, which is displayed by a display screen. Responsive at least in part to fusing of image data and sensor data at the video processor module, a driver assistance system of the equipped vehicle is controlled.

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MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.HOLLY, MI321

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cooprider, Troy O Rochester, US 26 1576
McMahon, Martha A Ann Arbor, US 19 1291

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