Vehicle vision system with dirt detection

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9445057
APP PUB NO 20140232869A1
SERIAL NO

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A vision system for a vehicle includes a camera disposed at a vehicle and having an image sensor and a lens. When the camera is disposed at the vehicle, the lens is exposed to the environment exterior the vehicle. The camera has an exterior field of view exterior the vehicle and is operable to capture image data representative of a scene occurring in the field of view of the camera. An image processor is operable to process multiple frames of image data captured by the camera, and wherein, responsive to processing multiple frames of captured image data, the image processor is operable to detect contaminants, such as water droplets or dirt, at the lens of the camera. Responsive to the image processor detecting contaminants at the lens of the camera, the vision system generates an alert and may trigger a function.

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MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.HOLLY, MI321

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
May, Benjamin Lübs, DE 11 10
May, Uwe Lübs, DE 2 10

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