Patent Number: 6,169,572

Title: Object recognizing apparatus for vehicle and the method thereof

Abstract: A stereoscopic optical system images a stereoscopic picture image, a stereoscopic image processing section calculates a three-dimensional distance distribution from the stereoscopic picture image, and an object recognizing section recognizes objects from the distance distribution information to calculate a relative position of the objects with respect to the vehicle. On the other hand, a travelling amount of the vehicle is detected by a steering sensor and a rear wheel rotation sensor. Then, an object positional information calculating section calcuLates a new relative position of the objects based on the relative position information memorized in a memory section and the calculated travelling amount of the vehicle and the memory section memorizes the new positional information. And, a bumping judgment outputting section judges the possibility of bumping against the objects based on the new relative position of the objects with reference to memorized information about the external shape of the vehicle. If it is judged therein that there is a possibility of bumping, the bumping judgment outputting section outputs a warning signal to an indicating section.

Inventors: Sogawa; Yoshiyuki (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G01S 11/00 (20060101); G01S 11/12 (20060101); G01S 3/786 (20060101); G01S 3/78 (20060101); G05D 1/02 (20060101); H04N 13/00 (20060101); G01S 13/00 (20060101); G01S 13/93 (20060101); H04N 007/00 (); H04N 007/18 (); H04N 009/47 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018