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1. (WO2013144998) VISUAL RECOGNITION ASSISTANCE APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/144998    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2012/002111
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 28 01:59:59 CEST 2012
IPC: B60R 1/00
B60R 16/02
B60R 21/00
Applicants: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
三菱電機株式会社
NISHIDA, Minoru
西田 稔
Inventors: NISHIDA, Minoru
西田 稔
Title: VISUAL RECOGNITION ASSISTANCE APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE
Abstract:
A visual recognition assistance apparatus for a vehicle is provided with: a compact mirror (3a) that is mounted in the vicinity of a vehicle front-end section (1a) outside the passenger compartment (2) and reflects areas in the side directions of the vehicle front-end section (1a) on a mirror surface thereof; a passenger compartment camera (4a) that is mounted within the passenger compartment (2) and captures an image that includes the mirror surface of the small-size mirror (3a); an image processing unit (11) that processes the image captured by the passenger compartment camera (4a) and extracts images reflected in the mirror surface of the small-size mirror (3a); a vehicle mounted display (5) the display screen of which is arranged at a position that can be visually perceived by a driver within the passenger compartment (2), and wherein different images can be displayed at the right and left sections of the display screen; and a display control unit (12) that displays, in accordance with the traveling state of the vehicle (1), images of the areas in the side directions of the vehicle front-end section (1a), among the images extracted by the image processing unit (11), on each of the screens of the vehicle mounted display (5) in the corresponding direction.