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JP5062088B2
JP5062088B2 JP2008200053A JP2008200053A JP5062088B2 JP 5062088 B2 JP5062088 B2 JP 5062088B2 JP 2008200053 A JP2008200053 A JP 2008200053A JP 2008200053 A JP2008200053 A JP 2008200053A JP 5062088 B2 JP5062088 B2 JP 5062088B2
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  The present invention relates to a display device for a vehicle including an image display monitor that displays an external image formed by imaging the external environment of a vehicle on a screen.

  2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, there has been known a vehicle display device that notifies an occupant of a vehicle of the presence of an object of caution, such as a person who needs attention, by displaying an external image formed by imaging the external environment of the vehicle on the screen of an image display monitor. ing.

For example, in the vehicular display device disclosed in Patent Document 1, when an image of the attention object is detected in the external image, a frame image that surrounds and emphasizes the image of the attention object is superimposed and displayed on the external image. The image display monitor is controlled. According to this, since the vehicle occupant can grasp the presence of the attention object by visually recognizing the frame image, it is possible to perform an operation for ensuring the driving safety of the vehicle.
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  According to the vehicular display device disclosed in Patent Document 1, in an external image obtained by capturing a wide range of the external environment, an image of the attention object is reflected locally, so a frame surrounding the image of the attention object The image will be displayed relatively small. Since it is difficult for the passengers who are driving the vehicle to see the small image, the presence of the attention object is overlooked despite the frame image being displayed, and the operation for ensuring the driving safety of the vehicle is delayed. There was a fear.

  The present invention has been made in view of such problems, and an object thereof is to provide a vehicle display device that ensures driving safety of the vehicle.

According to the first and second aspects of the present invention, an image display monitor for displaying an information image necessary for driving the vehicle around the external image formed by imaging the external environment of the vehicle on the screen, and attention in the external image are necessary. And a display control unit for controlling display on the screen of the image display monitor, and when the image of the attention object is detected by the detection unit, the display state of the information image Display control means for notifying the presence of the attention target object by changing.

  According to such an invention, when an image of a target object requiring attention is detected in an external image obtained by capturing the external environment of the vehicle, information displayed around the external image on the screen of the image display monitor. The presence of the attention object is notified by changing the display state of the image. Here, since the information image necessary for driving the vehicle is generally improved in visibility by the vehicle occupant, the occupant can ascertain the presence of the attention object by changing the display state of the information image. This makes it possible to quickly perform an operation for ensuring the driving safety of the vehicle.

  According to the first aspect of the present invention, the image display monitor displays the scale area and the characters in which the scale is arranged as an information image for instructing the state value of the vehicle, and the display control means displays the display state of the scale area. By changing, the presence of the attention object is notified. According to this, when the image of the attention object is detected in the external image, the display state of the scale area in which the influence on the indication of the vehicle state value in the information image is smaller than the character changes. In addition, the notification property of the presence of the attention object can be improved without impairing the indication of the vehicle state value necessary for driving the vehicle. Therefore, it can contribute to the improvement of driving safety.

  According to invention of Claim 2, an image display monitor displays a scale and a character as an information image for instruct | indicating the state value of a vehicle, A display control means changes a display state of a scale, The presence of the target object is notified. According to this, when the image of the attention object is detected in the external image, the display state of the scale having a smaller influence on the indication of the vehicle state value in the information image than the character changes. The notification of the presence of the attention object can be improved. Therefore, it can contribute to the improvement of driving safety.

  According to the third aspect of the present invention, the image display monitor displays an achromatic image obtained by capturing the outside world of the vehicle with the night vision camera as the outside world image. According to this, in the achromatic image as an external image formed by imaging the external environment of the vehicle by the night vision camera, it is difficult for the passenger to visually recognize the image of the attention object. However, if the image of the attention object is detected in such an achromatic image, the presence of the attention object can be reliably notified to the occupant by changing the display state of the surrounding information image. Therefore, driving safety can be ensured even under conditions where a night vision camera is required for imaging the outside world.

  According to the invention described in claim 4, the image display monitor displays the information image adjacent to the outer peripheral edge of the external image, and the display control means displays the information image adjacent to the outer peripheral edge of the external image. The presence of the attention object is notified by changing. According to this, when the image of the attention object is detected in the external image, the change in the display state of the information image adjacent to the outer peripheral edge of the external image occurs near the external image. The change is easily recognized as a notification of the presence of the attention object. Therefore, it can contribute to the improvement of driving safety.

  According to the invention described in claim 5, the display control means notifies the presence of the attention object by changing all the display states of the plural types of information images. According to this, when the image of the attention object is detected in the external image, the occupant can easily grasp the presence of the attention object by changing the display states of the plurality of types of information images. Therefore, it can contribute to the improvement of driving safety.

According to the invention described in claim 6 , the display control means notifies the presence of the attention object by switching the display color of the information image. According to this, since the display color of the information image is switched when the image of the attention object is detected in the external image, the occupant grasps the presence of the attention object by the display color switching. It becomes easy. Therefore, it can contribute to the improvement of driving safety.

According to the invention described in claim 7 , the display control means notifies the presence of the attention object by blinking the display of the information image. According to this, when the image of the attention object is detected in the external image, the display of the information image blinks, so that the occupant can easily grasp the presence of the attention object by the display blinking. . Therefore, it can contribute to the improvement of driving safety.

According to the invention described in claim 8, when the image of the attention object is detected by the detection means, the display control means displays the emphasized image that emphasizes the attention object superimposed on the external image. According to this, when the image of the attention object is detected in the external image, not only the display state of the information image is changed, but also the enhanced image that emphasizes the attention object is displayed superimposed on the external image. Therefore, the presence of the attention object is easily grasped by the occupant. Therefore, it can contribute to the improvement of driving safety.

  In the above invention, the “target object” may include, for example, an artificial object or a natural object in addition to a living organism such as a human being.

  Hereinafter, a plurality of embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. In addition, the overlapping description is abbreviate | omitted by attaching | subjecting the same code | symbol to the corresponding component in each embodiment.

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1 and 2 show a schematic configuration of the vehicular display device 1 according to the first embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 3 shows an electric circuit configuration of the device 1.

  As shown in FIGS. 1 to 3, the vehicle display device 1 functions as a combination meter, and includes an image display monitor 10, a display switch 20, an external camera 30, an image control circuit 40, a light source 50, a dimming switch 60, It is composed of a drive control circuit 70 and the like.

  The image display monitor 10 is installed in front of the driver's seat so that the screen 11 faces the driver's seat of the vehicle. Here, the image display monitor 10 of the present embodiment is a dot matrix type TFT transmissive liquid crystal monitor having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, and realizes full-color image display by driving these pixels. To do. Here, the pixels of the image display monitor 10 according to the present embodiment include three sub-pixels R, G, and B in which red, green, and blue color filters are respectively arranged, and control the drive of the image display monitor 10. The drive control circuit 70 is supplied with a display control signal for instructing selection of gradation values for the sub-pixels for each pixel.

  As shown in FIGS. 1 and 4, the image display monitor 10 includes an external display pixel area 14 configured to display an external image 12 and an emphasized image 13 including a plurality of pixels, and displays an information image 16 including a plurality of pixels. And an information display pixel area 18 to be displayed.

  Specifically, the external display pixel area 14 is set in a rectangular shape at a substantially central portion on the screen 11 of the image display monitor 10, and displays the external image 12 and the emphasized image 13 by driving the constituent pixels. The external image 12 is an image (that is, a moving image here) continuously obtained by photographing the external environment of the vehicle, and is displayed as shown in FIGS. 1 and 4 when the display switch 20 described later is turned on. When the switch 20 is turned off, an apparent non-display state is obtained as shown in FIG. Here, the external image 12 of the present embodiment is an achromatic image obtained by capturing an area in front of the vehicle where the visible light of the vehicle headlight does not reach in the external environment, that is, a night view image. Therefore, in the present embodiment, in a situation where the ambient light illuminance is insufficient, such as when the vehicle travels at night or in a dark place, such as a pedestrian that is a cautionary object that needs attention to ensure driving safety of the vehicle. When a human is present in the front area of the vehicle, the external image 12 includes the human image 12a (hereinafter, referred to as “attention object image 12a”) as shown in FIG.

  The emphasized image 13 is an image that is superimposed on the external image 12 in order to enhance the attention object image 12 a in the external image 12. The emphasized image 13 is displayed together with the external image 12 when the attention object exists in front of the vehicle and the vehicle speed is medium to high when the display switch 20 is turned on. Further, even when the display switch 20 is on, the emphasized image 13 is not displayed as shown in FIG. 1 when there is no object to be watched in front of the vehicle or when the vehicle speed is low, thereby displaying the outside world. Only the external image 12 is displayed in the pixel area 14. Furthermore, the emphasized image 13 is not displayed together with the external image 12 as shown in FIG. 5 when the display switch 20 is turned off. In the present embodiment, a frame image surrounding the attention object image 12a in a rectangular frame shape as shown in FIG. 4 is adopted as the emphasized image 13, and a highly visible color (for example, the achromatic image 12) (for example, (Red).

  The information display pixel area 18 is set in a frame shape surrounding the external display pixel area 14 on the screen 11 of the image display monitor 10, and the information image 16 is displayed at a predetermined position of the frame shape by driving the constituent pixels. The information image 16 is an image for transmitting information necessary for driving the vehicle to the vehicle occupant, and is always displayed as shown in FIGS. Here, as the information image 16 of the present embodiment, there are three types: a vehicle speed instruction image 160 that indicates the vehicle speed, a fuel remaining amount instruction image 162 that indicates the remaining fuel amount, and a water temperature instruction image 164 that indicates the cooling water temperature. It is prepared.

  Specifically, the vehicle speed instruction image 160 is displayed adjacent to the three sides of the rectangle among the outer peripheral edges of the external image 12 that has a rectangular shape on the screen 11 of the image display monitor 10. The vehicle speed instruction image 160 is formed in a convex arch shape upward in the screen 11 and has a scale area 160b in which a plurality of scales 160a are arranged in the longitudinal direction, and in the vicinity of the predetermined scale 160a on the inner peripheral side of the scale area 160b. A plurality of characters (in this case, numbers) 160c and a pointer 160d that is rotated and displayed according to the vehicle speed.

  The fuel remaining amount instruction image 162 is displayed on the right end of the screen 11 on the outer side of the vehicle speed instruction image 160 (scale area 160b) on the screen 11. The fuel remaining amount instruction image 162 is arranged in the vicinity of a predetermined scale 162a outside the scale area 162b, and a scale area 162b in which a plurality of scales 162a are arranged in the longitudinal direction in a convex arch shape toward the right of the screen 11. A plurality of characters (in this case, alphabets) 162c and a pointer 162d that is rotated and displayed in accordance with the remaining amount of fuel.

  The water temperature instruction image 164 is displayed on the left end of the screen 11 on the outer side of the vehicle speed instruction image 160 (scale area 160b) on the screen 11. The water temperature instruction image 164 has a scale area 164b that has a convex arch shape toward the left of the screen 11 and a plurality of scales 164a are arranged in the longitudinal direction, and a plurality of scales 164a arranged in the vicinity of the predetermined scale 164a outside the scale area 164b. (In this case, alphabets) 164c and a pointer 164d that is rotated according to the coolant temperature.

  In particular, with respect to the instruction images 160, 162, and 164 of the present embodiment, the emphasized image 13 is displayed as shown in FIG. 4 due to the presence of the cautionary object in front of the vehicle and the medium speed of the vehicle. The display colors of the scale areas 160b, 162b, 164b are switched from the case where the image 13 is not displayed. Here, in FIG. 4, in order to make it easy to understand that the display colors of the scale areas 160b, 162b, 164b are switched from the case where the highlighted image 13 is not displayed (FIGS. 1, 5), the scale areas 160b, 162b, 164b. Is shown with hatching. Note that the display color of the scale areas 160b, 162b, and 164b in the case of displaying the emphasized image 13 is, for example, a high-visibility caution color (for example, red). The normal color (e.g., blue) that is gentle on the eyes of the occupant even during vehicle driving for hours.

  The display switch 20 shown in FIG. 3 is installed, for example, around the image display monitor 10 in the vehicle, and is turned on / off to permit the display of the external image 12 on the image display monitor 10. That is, the occupant can input a permission command or a prohibition command for displaying the external image 12 by turning the display switch 20 on or off. The display switch 20 generates and outputs a display permission / rejection signal so as to indicate the command content related to the display of the external image 12.

  The external camera 30 captures a front area of the external environment of the vehicle with an image sensor such as a CCD. Here, the external camera 30 of the present embodiment is a night-vision camera that can shoot even in a situation where the illuminance of external light is insufficient, such as when the vehicle travels at night or in a dark place. As such an external camera 30, for example, it is installed on a front bumper or a front grill of a vehicle and irradiates infrared light forward from a dedicated projector or a vehicle headlight, and reflected light with respect to the irradiated light is received by an imaging device. Then, an infrared camera or the like that converts it into an image signal is employed.

  The image control circuit 40 shown in FIG. 2 is formed of a microcomputer, and is installed obliquely behind the image display monitor 10 in the vehicle. As shown in FIG. 3, the image control circuit 40 is electrically connected to the state value sensor unit 42 and has an image memory 44. Here, the state value sensor unit 42 of the present embodiment detects the vehicle state value displayed as the information image 16 by the image display monitor 10, that is, the vehicle speed, the remaining amount of fuel, the coolant temperature, and the like, and represents the detection results. The signal is output to the image control circuit 40. The image memory 44 is composed of an EEPROM, and the enhanced image 13 is stored in advance.

  The image control circuit 40 is also electrically connected to the display switch 20 and the external camera 30. When the display permission signal output from the switch 20 indicates a display permission command for the external image 12 when the display switch 20 is turned on, the image control circuit 40 displays the external image 12 based on the image signal from the external camera 30 as a predetermined value. Get at frame rate. At this time, when the vehicle speed based on the output signal from the state value sensor unit 42 is a medium or high speed that is equal to or higher than a set speed (for example, 15 km / h), the image control circuit 40 in the acquired external image 12 For example, image recognition processing such as pattern recognition is performed on the image 12.

  The image control circuit 40 that has detected the attention object image 12a by the image recognition process described above reads the emphasized image 13 from the image memory 44, and places the emphasized image 13 around the image 12a of the external image 12 as shown in FIG. A display control signal for superimposed display is generated. Here, the display control signal for superimposition display calculates pixel coordinates for superimposing the enhanced image 13 in the external image 12 from the pixel coordinates of the image 12a, and emphasizes the gradation values of the sub-pixels corresponding to the former pixel coordinates. It is generated by replacing it with the actual value of 13 display colors. On the other hand, the image control circuit 40 hides the emphasized image 13 as shown in FIG. 1 when the vehicle speed is equal to or higher than the set speed but the attention object image 12a is not detected or when the vehicle speed is lower than the set speed. Then, a display control signal for displaying only the external image 12 in the external display pixel region 14 is generated.

  On the other hand, when the display permission signal output from the switch 20 indicates the display prohibition command of the external image 12 when the display switch 20 is turned off, the image control circuit 40 does not acquire the external image 12, and as shown in FIG. A display control signal for hiding the image 12 is generated.

  In the image memory 44 of the image control circuit 40 shown in FIG. 3, each instruction image 160, 162, 164 as the information image 16 is also stored in advance. The image control circuit 40 reads the instruction images 160, 162, and 164 from the image memory 44, and generates a display control signal for constantly displaying the instruction images 160, 162, and 164. However, when the emphasis image 13 is displayed superimposed on the external image 12, that is, when the image 12a of the attention object is detected at a medium speed higher than the set speed, the image control circuit 40 has each scale area 160b, 162b, 164b. Is generated around the outside image 12 with the attention color. On the other hand, the image control circuit 40 displays the external image 12 and hides the emphasized image 13, that is, when the image 12 a of the attention object is not detected at a medium speed or higher than the set speed, or at a low speed lower than the set speed. In this case, a display control signal for displaying each scale area 160b, 162b, 164b around the outside image 12 in the normal color is generated. On the other hand, when both the external image 12 and the emphasized image 13 are not displayed, the image control circuit 40 generates a display control signal for displaying the scale areas 160b, 162b, and 164b in normal colors.

  As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the light source 50 includes a light emitting diode 52 and a diffusion plate 54. The light-emitting diode 52 is a chip type and is installed obliquely behind the image display monitor 10 in the vehicle. The light emitting diode 52 is driven by energization to emit light. The diffusing plate 54 is formed of a light transmissive resin in a flat plate shape, and is disposed behind the image display monitor 10 in parallel with the monitor 10. The diffusing plate 54 diffuses incident light from the adjacent light emitting diodes 52 and emits the light from the light emitting surface 56 on the image display monitor 10 side, so that the light emission luminance on the light emitting surface 56 is substantially uniform over the entire area. To. As described above, the light source 50 emits a display image on the image display monitor 10 as a backlight that transmits and illuminates the entire image display monitor 10 from behind by the light from the light emitting surface 56.

  The dimming switch 60 shown in FIG. 3 is installed in the vehicle, for example, around the image display monitor 10 and is variably operated to adjust the light emission luminance on the light emitting surface 56 of the light source 50. That is, the occupant can input an adjustment value related to the light emission luminance of the light source 50 by adjusting the operation position of the dimming switch 60. The dimming switch 60 generates and outputs a dimming command signal so as to represent an adjustment value related to the light emission luminance of the light source 50.

  The drive control circuit 70 shown in FIG. 2 includes a microcomputer, and is installed obliquely behind the image display monitor 10 in the vehicle. As shown in FIG. 3, the drive control circuit 70 is electrically connected to the image display monitor 10, the image control circuit 40, the light emitting diode 52 of the light source 50, and the dimming switch 60. The drive control circuit 70 controls the driving of each component pixel in the image display monitor 10 according to the display control signal output from the image control circuit 40, and the light emitting diode 52 in the light source 50 according to the dimming command signal output from the dimming switch 60. The light emission drive is controlled. Therefore, in this embodiment, in particular, the image control circuit 40 generates a display control signal and outputs the display control signal to the drive control circuit 70, whereby each component pixel of the image display monitor 10 is driven and controlled according to the signal. Image display is realized. Therefore, hereinafter, “the image control circuit 40 generates a display control signal and outputs it to the drive control circuit 70” will be described as “controlling the image display monitor 10”.

  Next, a control flow executed by the image control circuit 40 of the first embodiment will be described with reference to FIG. This control flow starts when the ignition switch of the vehicle is turned on.

  First, in step S101, it is determined whether the display permission signal from the display switch 20 represents a display permission command for the external image 12. As a result, if a negative determination is made, the process proceeds to step S102 and the image display monitor 10 is controlled to change the scale areas 160b, 162b, 164b to normal colors and to display the instruction images 160, 162, 164. Display. On the other hand, if the determination is affirmative, the process proceeds to step S103, and it is determined based on the output signal from the state value sensor unit 42 whether the vehicle speed is equal to or higher than the set speed.

  If an affirmative determination is made in step S <b> 103, the process proceeds to step S <b> 104 and the external image 12 is acquired based on the image signal from the external camera 30. In the subsequent step S105, it is determined whether or not the image 12a of the attention object is detected in the acquired external image 12.

  If a negative determination is made in step S <b> 105, the process proceeds to step S <b> 106 and the image display monitor 10 is controlled to display the external image 12 without superimposing the emphasized image 13. In step S107, the image display monitor 10 is controlled to display the instruction images 160, 162, and 164 with the scale areas 160b, 162b, and 164b in normal colors.

  On the other hand, if an affirmative determination is made in step S105, the process proceeds to step S108 and the image display monitor 10 is controlled so that the emphasized image 13 that surrounds and emphasizes the image 12a of the attention object is displayed as an external image. 12 is displayed in a superimposed manner. In the subsequent step S109, by controlling the image display monitor 10, the instruction images 160, 162, and 164 are displayed with the graduation areas 160b, 162b, and 164b as caution colors. Therefore, according to the execution of these steps S108 and S109, the presence of the attention object is notified to the vehicle occupant.

  Up to this point, the case where an affirmative determination is made at a vehicle speed equal to or higher than the set speed in step S103 has been described. However, when a negative determination is made at a vehicle speed less than the set speed, the process proceeds to step S110, and the external image 12 is Obtained based on the image signal from the camera 30. In the subsequent step S111, the acquired external image 12 is displayed without the superimposed superimposed image 13. In step S111 of the present embodiment after the vehicle speed becomes less than the set speed, the gradation value of the external image 12 is lowered compared to the execution of steps S106 and S108 after the vehicle speed becomes equal to or higher than the set speed. However, the gradation value may not be lowered. Further, in step S112 after the above, by controlling the image display monitor 10, the scale images 160b, 162b, 164b are displayed in the normal colors and the instruction images 160, 162, 164 are displayed.

  And after execution of step S102, S107, S109, and S112, it transfers to step S113 and determines whether the ignition switch was turned off. As a result, when an affirmative determination is made, the present control flow is terminated, whereas when a negative determination is made, the process returns to step S101 and the present control flow is continued.

  According to the first embodiment described above, when the image 12a of the attention object is detected in the external image 12, the emphasized image 13 that emphasizes the image 12a is not only superimposed and displayed on the external image 12. The display state of each instruction image 160, 162, 164 as the information image 16 changes. Here, since the external image 12 is an achromatic image obtained by imaging the front of the vehicle with a night vision camera as the external camera 30, the image 12a of the cautionary object shown in the image 12 is visually recognized by an occupant of the vehicle. It is hard to do. However, in order to ensure the driving safety of the vehicle, the occupant can ascertain the presence of the person who is the object of attention by changing the display state of the instruction images 160, 162, 164 together with the display of the emphasized image 13. This operation can be performed quickly.

  In particular, the change in the display state is realized by switching the display color of the scale areas 160b, 162b, and 164b from the normal color to the high-visibility caution color for all of the instruction images 160, 162, and 164. The presence of the target object is easily recognized by the occupant. In addition, for the one scale area 160b, the display color is switched while being arranged in the vicinity of the external image 12 as a part of the vehicle speed instruction image 160 adjacent to the outer peripheral edge of the external image 12. The ease of grasping the presence of the attention object is further increased. As described above, it is possible to improve the notification property of the presence of the attention object to the occupant and contribute to the improvement of the driving safety of the vehicle. Further, the display color switching target here is the scale areas 160b, 162b, and 164b among the constituent images of the instruction images 160, 162, and 164 instructing the instruction of the vehicle state value, so that the influence on the instruction is reduced. It can also be done.

  In the first embodiment, the image control circuit 40 corresponds to “detection means”, and the image control circuit 40 and the drive control circuit 70 together constitute “display control means”.

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As shown in FIG. 7, the second embodiment of the present invention is a modification of the first embodiment. In the second embodiment, the vehicle speed instruction image 2160, the fuel remaining amount instruction image 2162, and the water temperature instruction image 2164 as the information image 16 do not have scale areas 160b, 162b, and 164b. In other words, each of the instruction images 2160, 2162, and 2164 has a plurality of scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a arranged in an arch shape, and characters 160c, 162c, and 164c are arranged in the vicinity of the scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a. Yes.

  For the instruction images 2160, 2162, and 2164 of the second embodiment, the display colors of the scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a change to the non-display of the image 13 as the emphasized image 13 is displayed as shown in FIG. The display is switched from the case of display. Here, in FIG. 8, the scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a are hatched to make it easy to understand that the display colors of the scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a are switched from the case where the highlighted image 13 is not displayed (FIG. 7). As shown. Note that the display colors of the scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a in the case of the display of the emphasized image 13 are caution colors, while the normal colors are displayed in the case where the highlight image 13 is not displayed. The instruction images 2160, 2162, and 2164 are displayed in the same manner as the instruction images 160, 162, and 164 of the first embodiment except for the points described above.

  In such a control flow of the second embodiment, as shown in FIG. 9, if a negative determination is made in step S101 due to a display prohibition command, the process proceeds to step S2102. In step S2102, the instruction display 2160, 2162, and 2164 are displayed with the scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a in normal colors by controlling the image display monitor 10.

  If a negative determination is made in step S105 because the attention object image 12a is not detected, the external image 12 is displayed without superimposing the emphasized image 13 in step S106, and the process proceeds to step S2107. In step S2107, by controlling the image display monitor 10, the scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a are displayed in the normal colors and the instruction images 2160, 2162, and 2164 are displayed.

  Further, when an affirmative determination is made in step S105 by detecting the attention object image 12a, the emphasized image 13 is displayed superimposed on the external image 12 in step S108, and the process proceeds to step S2109. In step S2109, by controlling the image display monitor 10, the instruction images 2160, 2162, and 2164 are displayed with the scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a as caution colors. Therefore, the execution of these steps S108 and S2109 notifies the vehicle occupant of the presence of the attention object.

  Furthermore, in step S2112 after the external image 12 is displayed without superimposition of the emphasized image 13 in step S111, the scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a are set to normal colors by controlling the image display monitor 10. Images 2160, 2162, and 2164 are displayed.

  In the above, after the execution of steps S2102, S2107, S2109, and S2112, it is determined in step S113 that the ignition switch is turned off.

  As described above, according to the second embodiment, when the attention object image 12 a is detected in the external image 12, the instruction image 2160, 2162, and 2164 are displayed together with the highlighted image 13 superimposed on the external image 12. The display state changes. Here, the change of the display state is realized by switching the display color of the scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a from the normal color to the high-visibility caution color for all of the instruction images 2160, 2162, and 2164. Is easily recognized by the vehicle occupant. In addition, for one scale 2160a, as shown in FIGS. 7 and 8, the display color is switched while being arranged in the vicinity of the external image 12 as a part of the vehicle speed instruction image 2160 adjacent to the outer peripheral edge of the external image 12. Therefore, the ease of grasping the presence of the attention object by the occupant is further increased. Therefore, according to the second embodiment, the presence of the attention object is surely notified to the occupant in the situation where the image 12a of the attention object is difficult to visually recognize in the external image 12 of the achromatic image, and the driving safety of the vehicle is improved. Ensuring can be encouraged.

  In addition, according to the second embodiment, the display color switching target is the scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a among the constituent images of the instruction images 2160, 2162, and 2164 for instructing the instruction of the vehicle state value. Can also reduce the impact on

(Third embodiment)
As shown in FIG. 10, the third embodiment of the present invention is a modification of the first embodiment. Regarding the vehicle speed instruction image 3160, the fuel remaining amount instruction image 3162, and the water temperature instruction image 3164 as the information image 16, in the third embodiment, the display of the scale areas 3160b, 3162b, 3164b during the display of the emphasized image 13 is shown in FIG. In this manner, the lighting in the normal color and the turning-off as shown in FIG. 11 are repeated. That is, the display of each scale area 3160b, 3162b, 3164b shifts from a state always realized by non-display of the emphasized image 13 to a blinking state with the display of the image 13. The instruction images 3160, 3162 and 3164 are displayed in the same manner as the instruction images 160, 162 and 164 of the first embodiment, respectively, except for the points described above.

  In such a control flow of the third embodiment, as shown in FIG. 12, if an affirmative determination is made in step S105 by detecting the image 12a of the attention object, the enhanced image 13 is displayed in step S108 as the outside image 12. And the process proceeds to step S3109. In step S3109, by controlling the image display monitor 10, the scale areas 3160b, 3162b, and 3164b of the instruction images 3160, 3162, and 3164 are displayed in a blinking manner. Therefore, the execution of these steps S108 and S3109 notifies the vehicle occupant of the presence of the attention object. Note that after the execution of S3109, it is determined in step S113 that the ignition switch is turned off.

  As described above, according to the third embodiment, when the image 12 a of the attention object is detected in the external image 12, the instruction image 3160, 3162, 3164 is displayed together with the highlighted image 13 superimposed on the external image 12. The display state changes. Here, the change in the display state is realized by blinking the scale areas 3160b, 3162b, and 3164b for all of the instruction images 3160, 3162, and 3164, so that the presence of the attention object is easily recognized by the vehicle occupant. . In addition, as shown in FIG. 10, the one scale area 3160b is blinked and displayed near the external image 12 as a part of the vehicle speed instruction image 3160 adjacent to the outer peripheral edge of the external image 12. The ease of grasping the presence of the attention object by the occupant is further enhanced. Therefore, according to the third embodiment, the presence of the attention object is reliably notified to the occupant in a situation where the image 12a of the attention object is difficult to visually recognize in the external image 12 of the achromatic color image, thereby improving the driving safety of the vehicle. Ensuring can be encouraged.

(Other embodiments)
Although a plurality of embodiments of the present invention have been described above, the present invention is not construed as being limited to these embodiments, and can be applied to various embodiments without departing from the scope of the present invention. .

  Specifically, in the first to third embodiments, the display state changing process when the image 12a of the attention object is detected may be performed on the characters 160c, 162c, 164c and the hands 160d, 162d, 164d. . In the first to third embodiments, the display state changing process when the image 12a of the attention object is detected is performed by the vehicle speed instruction images 160, 2160, 3160, the fuel remaining amount instruction images 162, 2162, 3162, and You may implement about only one type or two types among the water temperature instruction | indication images 164,2164,3164. In this case, it is preferable to perform change processing on at least the display state of the vehicle speed instruction images 160, 2160, and 3160 displayed adjacent to the outer peripheral edge of the external image 12.

  In the first to third embodiments, when the image 12a of the attention object is detected, the emphasis image 13 is not superimposed on the external image 12, and only the change in the display state of the information image 16 is performed. You may alert | report the presence of a body. In the first embodiment, when the attention object image 12a is detected, the display colors of the scales 160a, 162a, and 164a may be changed in accordance with the second embodiment. Further, in the second embodiment, when the image 12a of the attention object is detected, the indications of the scales 2160a, 2162a, and 2164a may be blinked according to the third embodiment. Furthermore, in the third embodiment, when the attention object image 12a is detected, the display color when the scale areas 3160b, 3162b, and 3164b are turned on is switched to the attention color according to the first embodiment. Also good.

  In 1st-3rd embodiment, you may employ | adopt as the external image 12 the image formed by imaging the external field of a vehicle with the visible camera using the reflected light of visible light. In the first to third embodiments, the vehicle speed instruction images 160, 2160, 3160, the remaining fuel amount instruction images 162, 2162, 3162 and the water temperature instruction images 164, 2164, 3164 are necessary for driving the vehicle. If it is a correct image, it may be adopted as the information image 16.

  In the first to third embodiments, in addition to the transmissive liquid crystal monitor, for example, a reflective liquid crystal monitor, an EL (Electro-Luminescence) monitor, or the like may be employed as the image display monitor 10. In addition to the vehicle display device 1 that functions as a combination meter, the present invention can be applied to, for example, a vehicle display device as a head-up display that displays a display image of an image display monitor on a combiner. is there.

It is a front view which shows schematic structure of the display apparatus for vehicles by 1st embodiment of this invention, and the display state of a liquid crystal monitor. It is a figure which shows schematic structure of the display apparatus for vehicles by 1st embodiment of this invention, Comprising: It is the II-II sectional view taken on the line of FIG. It is a block diagram which shows the electric circuit structure of the display apparatus for vehicles by 1st embodiment of this invention. It is a front view which shows the display state of the liquid crystal monitor of the display apparatus for vehicles by 1st embodiment of this invention. It is a front view which shows the display state of the liquid crystal monitor of the display apparatus for vehicles by 1st embodiment of this invention. It is a flowchart which shows the control flow of the display apparatus for vehicles by 1st embodiment of this invention. It is a front view which shows the display state of the liquid crystal monitor of the display apparatus for vehicles by 2nd embodiment of this invention. It is a front view which shows the display state of the liquid crystal monitor of the display apparatus for vehicles by 2nd embodiment of this invention. It is a flowchart which shows the control flow of the display apparatus for vehicles by 2nd embodiment of this invention. It is a front view which shows the display state of the liquid crystal monitor of the display apparatus for vehicles by 3rd embodiment of this invention. It is a front view which shows the display state of the liquid crystal monitor of the display apparatus for vehicles by 3rd embodiment of this invention. It is a flowchart which shows the control flow of the display apparatus for vehicles by 3rd embodiment of this invention.

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Display apparatus for vehicles, 10 Image display monitor, 11 screen, 12 Outside world image, 12a Image of attention object, 13 Highlight image, 14 Outside world display pixel area, 16 Information image, 18 Information display pixel area, 20 Display switch, 30 External camera, 40 image control circuit (detection means / display control means), 42 state value sensor section, 44 image memory, 50 light source, 60 dimming switch, 70 drive control circuit (display control means), 160, 2160, 3160 vehicle speed Instruction image, 160a, 162a, 164a, 2160a, 2162a, 2164a Scale, 160b, 162b, 164b, 3160b, 3162b, 3164b Scale area, 160c, 162c, 164c Character, 160d, 162d, 164d Pointer, 162, 2162, 3162 Fuel Remaining amount instruction image, 164 2164, 3164 Water temperature instruction image

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  1. On the screen, an image display monitor that displays an information image necessary for driving the vehicle around an external image obtained by imaging the external environment of the vehicle;
    Detecting means for detecting an image of a target object requiring attention in the external image;
    Display control means for controlling display on the screen of the image display monitor, wherein when the detection means detects an image of the attention object, the attention state is changed by changing a display state of the information image. Display control means for informing the presence of the object;
    Equipped with a,
    The image display monitor, as the information image for instructing the state value of the vehicle, displays a scale area and characters in which scales are arranged,
    The vehicle display device, wherein the display control means notifies the presence of the attention object by changing a display state of the scale area .
  2. On the screen, an image display monitor that displays an information image necessary for driving the vehicle around an external image obtained by imaging the external environment of the vehicle;
    Detecting means for detecting an image of a target object requiring attention in the external image;
    Display control means for controlling display on the screen of the image display monitor, wherein when the detection means detects an image of the attention object, the attention state is changed by changing a display state of the information image. Display control means for informing the presence of the object,
    The image display monitor displays a scale and characters as the information image for indicating the state value of the vehicle,
    The vehicle display device, wherein the display control means notifies the presence of the attention object by changing a display state of the scale .
  3. The image display monitor, the achromatic image obtained by imaging the external environment of the vehicle by a night vision camera, the display device for a vehicle according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the display as the external image.
  4. The image display monitor displays the information image adjacent to an outer peripheral edge of the external image,
    The said display control means alert | reports presence of the said attention target object by changing the display state of the said information image adjacent to the outer-periphery edge part of the said external field image, The any one of Claims 1-3 characterized by the above-mentioned . The vehicle display device according to one item .
  5. Wherein the display control unit, by changing all the display state of the plurality of types of the information image, the vehicle according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the notifying the existence of the attention object Display device.
  6. Wherein the display control unit, by switching the display color of the information image, the display device for a vehicle according to any one of claims 1 to 5, wherein the notifying the existence of the attention object.
  7. Said display control means, by blinking the display of the information image, the display device for a vehicle according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the notifying the existence of the attention object.
  8. The display control means, when an image of the attention object is detected by the detection means, displays an emphasized image that emphasizes the attention object superimposed on the external image. vehicle display device according to any one of 1-7.
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