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A wide-angle image capture system for providing a wide-angle field of view of an area immediately exteriorly of a vehicle. The system includes a convex aspheric, asymmetric reflective surface which reflects an image toward an image capture device, via a substantially flat mirrored surface, both of which are compactly packaged within a panel of the vehicle. The shape of the convex reflector provides a reflected image that has a minimal amount of distortion in critical areas of the image immediately adjacent to the vehicle, so that additional processing of the image prior to it being displayed to a vehicle operator is minimized.

Title
Wide angle image capture system for vehicle
Application Number
9/199907
Publication Number
6717610 (B1)
Application Date
November 25, 1998
Publication Date
April 6, 2004
Inventor
Mark L Larson
Grand Haven
MI, US
Kenneth Schofield
Holland
MI, US
Brent J Bos
Tucson
AZ, US
Agent
Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart
US
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
H04N 7/18
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