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1. (WO2018103795) CAMERA DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING A SURROUNDING REGION OF A VEHICLE IN A SITUATION-ADAPTED MANNER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/103795    International Application No.:    PCT/DE2017/200031
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 12 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06K 9/00
G06K 9/32
Applicants: CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRONIC GMBH
Inventors: BREUER, Karsten
KRÖKEL, Dieter
THIEL, Robert
PFITZER, Martin
Title: CAMERA DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING A SURROUNDING REGION OF A VEHICLE IN A SITUATION-ADAPTED MANNER
Abstract:
The invention relates to a camera device for capturing a surrounding region of an own vehicle. The camera device comprises optronics and an image capture control unit, which are configured to record an image sequence of the surrounding region. The optronics comprise a wide-angle optical unit and a high-resolution image recording sensor. The optronics and the image capture control unit are configured or designed – for an image of the image sequence in each case to generate an image (6) of the entire capture region of the optronics, the resolution of which image (6) is reduced by means of pixel binning, or to capture a partial region (1; 2; 3; 4; 5) of the capture region of the optronics with maximum resolution; – depending on a current traffic and/or surroundings situation (current situation) either to generate a binned image (6) having reduced resolution (e.g. 1/4 of the pixels) of the image recording sensor or to capture an image of an unbinned partial region (1; 2; 3; 4; 5), – wherein height and width of the partial region (1; 2; 3; 4; 5) are defined depending on the current situation, and – wherein the size of the partial region (1; 2; 3; 4; 5) is defined in such a way that the number of pixels of the image of the partial region (1; 2; 3; 4; 5) is not greater than the number of pixels of the resolution-reduced image (6) of the entire capture region of the optronics.