06636258 is referenced by 347 patents.

A vehicle monitoring system including a camera mounted on top of the vehicle reflector in operative relation to the camera. The camera and the conical reflector provide a 360° field of view image around the vehicle. A controller is also included is adapted to detect objects within the field of view image, and determine a reference angle between the vehicle and a detected object. The controller also generates a distance value between the vehicle and the detected object as a function of a lane (w) and a reference angle (q). In one embodiment, the system includes an overhead-view display system including a reference vehicle indicator representative vehicle within the environment and an indicator element adapted to display the detected object with respect to the vehicle indicator as a function of the distance value.

Title
360° vision system for a vehicle
Application Number
9/682794
Publication Number
6636258 (B2)
Application Date
October 19, 2001
Publication Date
October 21, 2003
Inventor
Gary Steven Strumolo
Beverly Hills
MI, US
Agent
Artz & Artz
US
Agent
Frank A MacKenzie
US
Assignee
Ford Global Technologies
MI, US
IPC
H04N 7/18
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