DE10340496A1 - Visualization of the blind spot behind an A-pillar of a vehicle - Google Patents

Visualization of the blind spot behind an A-pillar of a vehicle

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DE10340496A1
DE10340496A1 DE2003140496 DE10340496A DE10340496A1 DE 10340496 A1 DE10340496 A1 DE 10340496A1 DE 2003140496 DE2003140496 DE 2003140496 DE 10340496 A DE10340496 A DE 10340496A DE 10340496 A1 DE10340496 A1 DE 10340496A1
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Jens Dr.-Ing. Desens
Heike Dr.-Ing. Schönerstedt
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Daimler AG
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R1/00Optical viewing arrangements
    • B60R1/10Front-view mirror arrangements; Periscope arrangements, i.e. optical devices using combinations of mirrors, lenses, prisms or the like ; Other mirror arrangements giving a view from above or under the vehicle
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R1/00Optical viewing arrangements
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R2300/00Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle
    • B60R2300/10Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle characterised by the type of camera system used
    • B60R2300/106Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle characterised by the type of camera system used using night vision cameras
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R2300/00Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle
    • B60R2300/20Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle characterised by the type of display used
    • B60R2300/202Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle characterised by the type of display used displaying a blind spot scene on the vehicle part responsible for the blind spot
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R2300/00Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle
    • B60R2300/20Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle characterised by the type of display used
    • B60R2300/207Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle characterised by the type of display used using multi-purpose displays, e.g. camera image and navigation or video on same display
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R2300/00Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle
    • B60R2300/30Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle characterised by the type of image processing
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R2300/00Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle
    • B60R2300/80Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle characterised by the intended use of the viewing arrangement
    • B60R2300/802Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle characterised by the intended use of the viewing arrangement for monitoring and displaying vehicle exterior blind spot views
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R2300/00Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle
    • B60R2300/80Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle characterised by the intended use of the viewing arrangement
    • B60R2300/8053Details of viewing arrangements using cameras and displays, specially adapted for use in a vehicle characterised by the intended use of the viewing arrangement for bad weather conditions or night vision

Abstract

The invention relates to a method and a device for visualizing the area (27) which is hidden by an A-pillar and which is not easily visible to a driver, in that the area (27) is detected and displayed to the driver (16) on a display unit (24). is shown. This increases the active security.

Description

  • The The invention relates to a method for visualizing one of A column a vehicle covert and for a driver inaccessible area (blind spot).
  • One Vehicle includes columns on both sides in the front area of the vehicle the windscreen and the side windows. These columns will be generally as A-pillars designated. The thickness of such A-pillars has always been in the past more increased. This is on the one hand to achieve a high Stiffness for the passive safety and on the other hand for the accommodation of a variety of Elements required. For example, cables are routed through the A-pillars and anchoring of so-called window-bags in the A-pillars are provided. However, this means that an ever larger area of the field of view The driver is covered by the A-pillars so that other road users are delayed or delayed by the driver only limited can be perceived. This effect is particularly pronounced in Van-like vehicles and reduces the active security.
  • From the US 6,150,930 A video system is known with which the apron of a vehicle can be detected and displayed in poor visibility conditions beyond the area illuminated by the headlamps. For this purpose, a camera may be arranged on the hood of the vehicle.
  • From the DE 299 00 0121 U1 a traffic signal device in the dashboard of motor vehicles is known. The traffic signal in the instrument panel, in particular of traffic lights, which are arranged outside of the vehicle, inside the motor vehicle on the traffic signal-shaped signal device.
  • task It is the object of the present invention to provide a method and an apparatus to increase the active safety of a vehicle can.
  • Is solved This object by a method of the type mentioned in, at the one through the A-pillar covered area is detected, and the driver completely or at least partially displayed.
  • Thereby, that the driver the hidden area completely or at least partially is displayed, it no longer has to misalign around this area to be able to see. If the entire area is detected and displayed, the driver can do all standing or moving objects hidden in the A-pillar Are located, recognize and respond to the area. If the covert Area is only partially recorded and displayed, the driver can nevertheless respond to stationary and moving objects that he otherwise would not see. By the method according to the invention is the perception security increased. Therefore, a significant Reduction of accidents as a result of infringements of the right of way, in particular for turning maneuvers and right-before-left-crossings expected. Another advantage is that the driver of a Vehicle waiting as first vehicle at a red light, the traffic light is displayed so that no dislocations on the part of the Driver more necessary are.
  • at A particularly preferred variant of the method is the environment captured by a camera and take the pictures taken, in particular for the detection of objects, processed. Through this measure can Objects in through the A-pillar Covert area can be detected and the driver can move on Attention to objects in the non-visible area behind the A-pillar be made. In particular, it can be provided that the driver A warning signal is given when a relevant object is dead Angle of the A-pillar is recognized.
  • at a preferred development of the method can be provided that the recognized objects are marked. This can be special by doing that the outlines of the detected objects in the Display unit are highlighted.
  • The The object is also achieved by a visualization system of a vehicle with a camera and a Display device of the recorded images, wherein the camera viewing angle that of an A-pillar of a vehicle concealed and not by a vehicle driver at least partially visible. With such a Visualization system, there are no more areas, the driver can not see or only by dislocation. This allows the Driver, the entire front and side of the vehicle to capture and take into account when driving the vehicle.
  • In a particularly preferred embodiment, an image processing unit for identifying objects, in particular moving objects, can be provided. A visualization system with such an image processing unit may be the driver of the vehicle before possible Warn collisions and objects in the area hidden by the A-pillar.
  • Especially it is preferred when means for highlighting objects on the display unit are provided. This measure will the driver's attention is directed to the moving objects. This will ensure that the driver gets the items on time recognize and react to it in good time.
  • If as a display unit, a navigation screen is provided, can an already present in the vehicle display unit for visualization by the A-pillar hidden area can be used. Thus, there are no more Components for the display unit is necessary.
  • alternative can be provided that the display unit as a graphical display is formed in an instrument cluster. An instrument cluster is while an instrument panel in the field of vision of the driver, in the the speedometer, tachometer and other indicators respectively Indicator lights are arranged. The arrangement of the display unit in the instrument cluster has the advantage that the driver does not get up concentrate different display units or instruments got to. It is sufficient, when he looks in the direction of travel.
  • at a further alternative embodiment can be provided that the display unit as a separate screen is trained. Such a separate screen can be at different Be arranged places in the vehicle interior. In particular, can Such a screen can be arranged so that the screen automatically fall into the driver's line of sight, if he can be sure whether a vehicle comes from the right or left. The screen can For example, designed as an LCD screen or as a TFT screen be.
  • Especially It is advantageous if the camera is designed as a digital video camera is. in principle However, there are other cameras, such as analog video cameras conceivable.
  • at a particularly preferred embodiment the camera is part of a night vision system, with the middle one Camera viewing angle for the night vision function can be used and the outer camera viewing angle the Cover hidden area. By this measure, an already in the Vehicle existing camera system in a simple way so be formed so that also covered by the A-pillar area covered becomes. In particular, if a forward-looking camera system, such as a night vision system, already present in the vehicle is, this may be formed so that the middle area of the camera viewing angle for the night vision function is used while the outer areas are used for illustration the blind spot behind the A-pillars are used. For this purpose, the camera must have more pixels than a pure night vision system. Therefore However, only small additional costs arise because the increase in resolution a digital image recorder is achievable with relatively little cost, so the one associated with the larger resolution larger viewing angles The camera also covers the blind spots behind the A-pillars.
  • at a preferred embodiment be provided that the camera on the A-pillar, in particular one each Camera on both A-pillars is appropriate. Such an arrangement makes it possible to detect the whole through the A-pillar (s) covered area that the driver of the vehicle can not see can.
  • at a particularly preferred development can be provided that the camera is in the A-pillar is integrated. This means a particularly space-saving arrangement the camera.
  • at According to a preferred development, the display unit is attached to the A-pillar. This has the advantage that the driver, when looking at the A-pillar on the display unit sees that, which obscures the A-pillar.
  • Especially it is preferred if the display unit is integrated in the A-pillar. In particular, cameras can can be used with integrated displays that are integrated directly into the A-pillar become. Outward looks the lens out of the A-pillar, inside the display unit. In a simplest embodiment can be provided that a kind of magnifying glass integrated into the A-pillar and the hidden area covered by the magnifying glass by the driver can be seen from the interior of the vehicle.
  • Further Features and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following Description of exemplary embodiments the invention, with reference to the figures of the drawing, the invention essential Details show, and from the claims. The individual characteristics can each individually for one or more in any combination in a variant be realized the invention.
  • embodiments The invention will be explained in more detail with reference to a drawing. Showing:
  • 1 a schematic representation of a Visualization system;
  • 2 a schematic plan view of the front part of a vehicle; and
  • 3 a schematic representation of an integrated into the A-pillar camera.
  • In the 1 is a visualization system 1 pictured, which is a camera 2 includes, over a data line 3 with a display device 4 connected is. The camera 2 is arranged or designed such that it detects the area that can not be seen by a driver of the vehicle due to the A-pillar of the vehicle. This area is often referred to as a "blind spot." By allowing this area to pass through the camera 2 is detected, the image signals via the data line 3 to the display device 4 can be transferred, the driver without dislocation in a simple way, the area covered by the A-pillar covered area. It can be provided that the display device 4 the from the camera 2 It also highlights and highlights detected objects so that the driver is visually warned of potential hazards or collisions. For detecting and marking the objects, an image processing unit (not shown) may be provided.
  • In the 2 is a plan view of the front part of a vehicle 10 shown. Behind the windshield of the vehicle 10 is a camera 11 arranged, which has a camera viewing angle 12 having. The camera 11 can be designed as a night vision camera, the one viewing angle 13 for the detection of the apron of the vehicle 10 in poor visibility, especially in the dark. The camera viewing angle 12 includes however also side areas 14 that a blind spot 15 at least partially. The dead angle 15 Determines that of a driver 16 not visible area 17 , The non-visible area 17 arises, therefore, in the direction of the driver 16 the A-pillar 18 is arranged, giving an undisturbed view of the area 17 denied. An analogous approach results for the A-pillar 19 , The camera 11 is designed to have more pixels than would be necessary for the night vision function. It therefore has an extended camera viewing angle 12 on.
  • In the 3 is an A-pillar 20 shown in section, which is a link between the windshield 21 and the side window 22 represents. In the A-pillar 20 is a camera 23 with integrated display device 24 arranged. Through the lens 25 becomes the camera viewing angle 26 essentially that with the A-pillar 20 hidden area 27 matches. The driver looks 16 on the A-pillar 20 , it is in this line of sight through the display device 24 the area 27 behind the A-pillar 20 displayed. By this measure, there are virtually no dead zones more by the driver 16 not to be seen. The accident risk is therefore considerably reduced.
  • The invention relates to a method and a device for visualizing the area hidden by an A-pillar, which is not immediately visible to a driver ( 27 ) by the area ( 27 ) and the driver ( 16 ) on a display unit ( 24 ) is shown. This increases the active security.

Claims (16)

  1. Method of visualizing one of an A-pillar ( 18 . 19 . 20 ) of a vehicle ( 10 ) and for a driver ( 16 ) not visible area ( 17 . 27 ) where the hidden area ( 17 . 27 ) and the driver ( 16 ) is displayed completely or partially.
  2. Method according to claim 1, characterized in that the environment in the hidden area ( 17 . 27 ) through a camera ( 2 . 11 . 23 ) and the recorded images, in particular for the detection of objects, are processed.
  3. Method according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the driver ( 16 ) on moving objects in the non-visible area ( 17 . 27 ).
  4. Method according to claim 3, characterized that the objects are marked, in particular by highlighting their outlines.
  5. Visualization system of a vehicle ( 10 ) with a camera ( 2 . 11 . 23 ) and a display device ( 4 . 24 ) of the recorded images, characterized in that the camera viewing angle ( 12 . 26 ) from an A-pillar ( 18 . 19 . 20 ) of a vehicle ( 10 ) and by a driver ( 16 ) not visible area ( 17 . 27 ) at least partially detected.
  6. Visualization system according to claim 5, characterized in that an image processing unit for identifying objects, in particular of moving objects, is provided.
  7. Visualization system according to one of claims 5 or 6, characterized in that means for highlighting objects on the display unit ( 4 . 24 ) are provided.
  8. Visualization system according to one of claims 5 to 7, characterized in that as Display unit ( 4 . 24 ) the navigation screen is provided.
  9. Visualization system according to one of claims 5 to 7, characterized in that the display unit ( 4 . 24 ) is designed as a graphic display in an instrument cluster.
  10. Visualization system according to one of claims 5 to 7, characterized in that the display unit ( 4 . 24 ) is designed as a separate screen.
  11. Visualization system according to one of claims 5 to 10, characterized in that the camera ( 2 . 11 . 23 ) is designed as a digital video camera.
  12. Visualization system according to one of claims 5 to 11, characterized in that the camera ( 11 ) Is part of a night vision system, wherein the average camera viewing angle ( 13 ) can be used for the night vision function and the outer camera viewing angle ( 14 ) the hidden area ( 17 . 27 ) cover.
  13. Visualization system according to one of claims 5 to 12, characterized in that the camera ( 23 ) at the A-pillar ( 20 ), in particular in each case a camera on both A-pillars, is mounted.
  14. Visualization system according to claim 13, characterized in that the camera ( 23 ) in the A-pillar ( 20 ) is integrated.
  15. Visualization system according to claim 13 or 14, characterized in that the display unit ( 24 ) at the A-pillar ( 20 ) is attached.
  16. Visualization system according to claim 15, characterized in that the display unit ( 24 ) in the A-pillar ( 20 ) is integrated.
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