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A blind spot monitoring system for a vehicle includes two pairs of stereo cameras, two displays and a controller. The stereo cameras monitor vehicle blind spots and generate a corresponding pair of digital signals. The display shows a rearward vehicle view and may replace, or work in tandem with, a side view mirror. The controller is located in the vehicle and receives two pairs of digital signals. The controller includes control logic operative to analyze a stereopsis effect between each pair of stereo cameras and the optical flow over time to control the displays. The displays will show an expanded rearward view when a hazard is detected in the vehicle blind spot and show a normal rearward view when no hazard is detected in the vehicle blind spot.

Title
Vehicle blind spot monitoring system
Application Number
9/682981
Publication Number
6737964 (B2)
Application Date
November 5, 2001
Publication Date
May 18, 2004
Inventor
Samuel Edward Ebenstein
Southfield
MI, US
James Stewart Rankin II
Novi
MI, US
Gregory Hugh Smith
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Amer Mohammed Samman
Pleasanton
CA, US
Assignee
Ford Global Technologies
MI, US
IPC
B60Q 1/00
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