JPH09198858A - On-vehicle image recorder - Google Patents

On-vehicle image recorder

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JPH09198858A
JPH09198858A JP8007126A JP712696A JPH09198858A JP H09198858 A JPH09198858 A JP H09198858A JP 8007126 A JP8007126 A JP 8007126A JP 712696 A JP712696 A JP 712696A JP H09198858 A JPH09198858 A JP H09198858A
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Hiroshi Hatashita
博 畑下
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株式会社日立製作所
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07CTIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
    • G07C5/00Registering or indicating the working of vehicles
    • G07C5/08Registering or indicating performance data other than driving, working, idle, or waiting time, with or without registering driving, working, idle or waiting time
    • G07C5/0841Registering performance data
    • G07C5/0875Registering performance data using magnetic data carriers
    • G07C5/0891Video recorder in combination with video camera

Abstract

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To make it possible to record only necessary image information immediately before an accident by adopting a constituting to stop an image recording according to the output signal from a collision sensor. SOLUTION: The on-vehicle image recorder comprises an imaging unit 1 having an imaging lens and an imaging element, a camera circuit 2 for converting the signal of the image photoelectrically converted by the unit 1 into a video signal, an image recording unit 3 for recording the video signal output from the circuit 2, and a collision sensor 4 for sensing the impact to output a signal. The unit 3 sequentially overwrites information, and replaces the old image information with new image information to constitute with a small memory capacity. The image recording is stopped by the output signal from the sensor 4 to make it possible to record only necessary image information immediately before an accident.

Description

【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、ビデオカメラで捕らえた画像を記録する画像記録装置に係り、特に、自動車に搭載して用いる画像記録装置に関する。 The present invention relates to relates to an image recording apparatus for recording an image captured by a video camera, in particular, relates to an image recording apparatus using mounted in an automobile.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】ビデオカメラを自動車に搭載し、前方の視界を撮像して衝突防止に役立てるシステムについて、 Mounted BACKGROUND ART video camera in a vehicle, the system to help collision avoidance by imaging a front sight,
特開平5-113482号公報に記載されている。 It is described in JP-A-5-113482.

【0003】 [0003]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】しかし、本発明は衝突事故等が発生してしまった後に役立てるものである。 The object of the invention is to be Solved However, the present invention is designed to help you after a collision accident or the like had occurred. 衝突事故が生じた後には、その原因に対応した公平な保証分担がされる必要があるが、実際には、その原因が当事者の記憶により決定され、曖昧なものとなることが多々あり、その結果、保証分担が不公平なものとなる問題が生じる。 After the collision accident occurred, it is necessary to be a fair assurance sharing corresponding to the cause, in fact, the cause is determined by the storage of the parties, there are many that becomes ambiguous, the a result, there is a problem that guarantee sharing is unfair.

【0004】本発明の目的は、事故原因を明確にできる装置を提供することにある。 An object of the present invention is to provide an apparatus which can clarify the cause of the accident.

【0005】 [0005]

【課題を解決するための手段】本発明の車載画像記録装置は、撮影用レンズと、前記撮像用レンズで結像する画像を光電変換する撮像素子から成る撮像部と、前記撮像部で光電変換された画像の信号を映像信号へと変換するカメラ回路と、前記カメラ回路から出力された映像信号を記録する画像録画部と、衝撃を感知し、信号を出力する衝突センサから構成される。 Means for Solving the Problems] vehicle image recording apparatus of the present invention includes a photographing lens, an imaging unit comprising an image imaged in the imaging lens from the image pickup device for photoelectrically converting, photoelectrically converted by the image pickup unit a camera circuit for converting a signal image into an image signal, an image recording unit for recording the video signal outputted from said camera circuit senses an impact, and a collision sensor for outputting a signal.

【0006】衝突センサからの出力信号により画像録画を停止することにより、事故直前の必要な画像情報のみを記録することが可能となる。 [0006] By stopping the image recording by the output signal from the collision sensor, it is possible to record only the necessary image information of the accident immediately before.

【0007】 [0007]

【発明の実施の形態】図1に本発明の第1の実施例のブロック図を示した。 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION Figure 1 shows a block diagram of a first embodiment of the present invention.

【0008】本発明の車載画像記録装置は、撮影用レンズと撮像用レンズで結像する画像を光電変換する撮像素子から成る撮像部1、撮像部で光電変換された画像の信号を映像信号へと変換するカメラ回路2、カメラ回路から出力された映像信号を記録する画像録画部3、および、衝撃を感知し、信号を出力する衝突センサ4から構成される。 [0008] vehicle image recording apparatus of the present invention, an image imaged in a taking lens and an imaging lens imaging unit 1 consisting of an imaging device for photoelectrically converting the signal of the photoelectric conversion by the image capturing unit to the video signal camera circuit 2 for converting the image recording unit 3 records the video signal outputted from the camera circuit, and senses an impact, and a crash sensor 4 which outputs a signal. 画像記録部3は、半導体メモリ、あるいは、 The image recording unit 3, a semiconductor memory or,
ハードディスク等で構成され、順次情報を上書きし、古い画像情報を新しい画像情報に置き換え、少ないメモリ容量で構成できるものとし、衝突センサからの出力信号により画像録画を停止することをにより、事故直前の必要な画像情報のみ記録できる車載画像記録装置を提供できる。 It is a hard disk or the like, overwriting the sequential information, replacing the old picture information to the new image information, and shall be constructed with a small memory capacity, by stopping the image recording by the output signal from the collision sensor, an accident just before It can provide a vehicle image recording apparatus capable of recording only necessary image information.

【0009】図2に本発明の第2の実施例のブロック図を示した。 [0009] showed a block diagram of a second embodiment of the present invention in FIG. 図2において図1と異なるのは、レーダ部5 Figure 1 differs from the Figure 2 radar unit 5
が新たに設けられた点である。 Is the point which is newly provided. レーダ部5はレーザあるいは電波等により障害物までの測距を行う機能を有し、 The radar unit 5 has a function of measuring a distance to the obstacle by laser or radio waves,
障害物までの距離等による警報データを画像録画部3に送る。 Send alarm data due to the distance and the like to the obstacle in the image recording section 3. 警報データにより、撮像部1、カメラ回路2、画像録画部3等の動作を開始するようにすれば、危険な状態のみ録画動作が行われ、省電力化が図れる。 The alarm data, the imaging unit 1, a camera circuit 2, if to start operation such as the image recording unit 3, only the unsafe condition recording operation is performed, thereby saving power. また、表示部6が設けられ、画像のモニタとして利用できる構成となっている。 The display unit 6 is provided, and has a configuration that can be used as a monitor image.

【0010】図3に本発明の第3の実施例のブロック図を示した。 [0010] showed a block diagram of a third embodiment of the present invention in FIG. 図3において、図1と異なるのは、カメラ回路2と画像録画部3の間を無線で接続する点である。 3 differs from the FIG. 1, a point that connects the camera circuit 2 and the image recording unit 3 by radio. 図3の実施例では、高周波信号を画像情報で変調して送出するRFコンバータ7と送出された無線信号を受信して復調するRF受信部8が新たに設けられている。 In the embodiment of FIG. 3, RF receiving section 8 where the high-frequency signal receives a radio signal transmitted with RF converter 7 which sends out modulated with image information to demodulate it is newly provided. このような構成にすれば、撮像部1、カメラ部2を車外に設け、車内に設けた画像録画部3との画像伝送をケーブルにより接続する場合に比べ、設置が容易になる。 With such a configuration, the imaging unit 1 is provided with a camera unit 2 to the outside of the vehicle, compared with image transmission between the image recording unit 3 provided in the vehicle when connected by a cable, which facilitates installation.

【0011】無線通信方式として、妨害に強いすスペクトラム拡散方式を用いれば、雑音の多い車載に適した車載画像記録装置を提供できる。 [0011] As wireless communication systems, the use of the strong to spread spectrum system in interference, it provides an in-vehicle image recording apparatus suitable for noisy vehicle.

【0012】図4に本発明の第4の実施例のブロック図を示した。 [0012] showed a block diagram of a fourth embodiment of the present invention in FIG. 図4において、図1と異なるのは、衝突センサ4を用いない点であり、新たに、演算部12、出力部13 4, differs from FIG. 1 is a point that does not use a crash sensor 4, a new, arithmetic unit 12, output unit 13
が設けられた点である。 It is that is provided. 撮像部1はレンズ部10およびC Imaging unit 1 is the lens unit 10 and the C
CD(固体撮像素子)11から構成され、レンズ部10から得られる距離情報を演算部12で演算して距離を求め、緊急時に録画を開始し、衝突直前に録画を終了するようにする。 Consists CD (solid-state image pickup device) 11 obtains the distance by calculating the distance information obtained from the lens unit 10 in the arithmetic unit 12, to start recording in an emergency, so as to end recording the collision immediately before. このようにすることで、衝突センサが不要になる。 In this way, the collision sensor is not required.
出力部13からは緊急時に警報が鳴るようにすれば、警報レーダとできる。 If so alarm in an emergency is heard from the output unit 13, can an alarm radar.

【0013】 [0013]

【発明の効果】本発明によれば、衝突センサからの出力信号により画像録画を停止する構成とすることにより、 According to the present invention, by adopting a configuration for stopping the image recording by the output signal from the collision sensor,
事故直前の必要な画像情報のみを記録する車載画像記録装置を提供できる。 It can provide a vehicle image recording apparatus for recording only the necessary image information of the accident immediately before.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】本発明の第1の実施例を示すブロック図。 Block diagram showing a first embodiment of the present invention; FIG.

【図2】本発明の第2の実施例を示すブロック図。 Block diagram showing a second embodiment of the present invention; FIG.

【図3】本発明の第3の実施例を示すブロック図。 Block diagram showing a third embodiment of the present invention; FIG.

【図4】本発明の第4の実施例を示すブロック図。 Block diagram showing a fourth embodiment of the present invention; FIG.

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

1…撮像部、 2…カメラ回路、 3…画像録画部、 4…衝突センサ、 5…レーダ部、 6…表示部、 7…RFコンバータ、 8…RF受信部。 1 ... imaging unit, 2 ... camera circuit, 3 ... image recording section, 4 ... crash sensor, 5 ... radar unit, 6 ... display unit, 7 ... RF converter, 8 ... RF receiver.

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    【特許請求の範囲】 [The claims]
  1. 【請求項1】撮影用レンズと、前記撮像用レンズで結像する画像を光電変換する撮像素子から成る撮像部と、前記撮像部で光電変換された画像の信号を映像信号へと変換するカメラ回路と、前記カメラ回路から出力された映像信号を記録する画像録画部と、衝撃を感知し、信号を出力する衝突センサから構成され、前記衝突センサからの出力信号により画像録画を停止することを特徴とする車載画像記録装置。 1. A a photographing lens, a camera for converting an imaging unit comprising a imaging device for converting an image photoelectrically imaged in the imaging lens, a signal of the transformed image photoelectrically by the imaging unit into a video signal a circuit, and an image recording unit for recording the video signal outputted from said camera circuit senses an impact, is constructed from a collision sensor which outputs a signal, to stop the image recording by the output signal from the collision sensor vehicle image recording apparatus according to claim.
  2. 【請求項2】請求項1において、画像記録部が半導体メモリ、あるいは、ハードディスクから構成される車載画像記録装置。 2. The method of claim 1, the image recording unit is a semiconductor memory or, in-vehicle image recording device comprising a hard disk.
  3. 【請求項3】撮影用レンズと、前記撮像用レンズで結像する画像を光電変換する撮像素子から成る撮像部と、前記撮像部で光電変換された画像の信号を映像信号へと変換するカメラ回路と、前記カメラ回路から出力された映像信号を記録する画像録画部と、衝撃を感知し、信号を出力する衝突センサと、障害物までの距離等を計測し、 3. A photographing lens, a camera for converting an imaging unit consisting of the image pickup element for photoelectrically converting an image imaged in the imaging lens, a signal of the transformed image photoelectrically by the imaging unit into a video signal an image recording unit for recording the circuit, the video signal outputted from said camera circuit senses an impact, and the collision sensor which outputs a signal, the distance or the like to the obstacle is measured,
    信号を出力するレーダ部から構成され、前記レーダ部からの出力信号により画像録画を開始し、前記衝突センサからの出力信号により画像録画を停止することを特徴とする車載画像記録装置。 Is composed from the radar unit for outputting a signal, the vehicle-mounted image recording apparatus in which the start the image recording by the output signal from the radar unit, characterized in that it stops the image recording by the output signal from the collision sensor.
  4. 【請求項4】撮影用レンズと、前記撮像用レンズで結像する画像を光電変換する撮像素子から成る撮像部と、前記撮像部で光電変換された画像の信号を映像信号へと変換するカメラ回路と、前記カメラ回路から出力された映像信号で高周波信号を変調して送出するRFコンバータと、前記送出された無線信号を受信して映像信号に復調するRF受信部と、前記映像信号を記録する画像録画部と、衝撃を感知し、信号を出力する衝突センサから構成され、前記衝突センサからの出力信号により画像録画を停止することを特徴とする車載画像記録装置。 4. A photographic lens, a camera for converting an imaging unit consisting of the image pickup element for photoelectrically converting an image imaged in the imaging lens, a signal of the transformed image photoelectrically by the imaging unit into a video signal recording a circuit, an RF converter for transmitting and modulating the high-frequency signal in the video signal outputted from said camera circuit, an RF receiver for demodulating the video signal by receiving a radio signal the sent, the video signal an image recording section that senses an impact, is constructed from a collision sensor for outputting a signal, the vehicle-mounted image recording apparatus characterized by stopping the image recording by the output signal from the collision sensor.
  5. 【請求項5】請求項4において、無線伝送方式としてスペクトラム拡散方式を採用した車載画像記録装置。 5. The method of claim 4, the vehicle-mounted image recording apparatus employing the spread spectrum system as a radio transmission scheme.
  6. 【請求項6】撮影用レンズと、前記撮像用レンズで結像する画像を光電変換する撮像素子から成る撮像部と、前記撮像部で光電変換された画像の信号を映像信号へと変換するカメラ回路と、前記カメラ回路から出力された映像信号を記録する画像録画部と、撮像部から出力される障害物までの距離情報信号を基に衝突の危険状況を演算する演算部から構成され、演算部からの出力信号により画像録画を停止することを特徴とする車載画像記録装置。 6. A photographing lens, a camera for converting an imaging unit consisting of the image pickup element for photoelectrically converting an image imaged in the imaging lens, a signal of the transformed image photoelectrically by the imaging unit into a video signal It consists circuit and said image recording section for recording an output video signal from the camera circuit and arithmetic unit for calculating a dangerous situation of a collision based on the distance information signal to the obstacle is outputted from the imaging unit, calculating vehicle image recording apparatus characterized by stopping the image recording by the output signal from the part.
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