Multi-function vehicle-carried video camera system and image display method

Application Number: 00126241
Application Date: 2000.08.18
Publication Number: 1285690
Publication Date: 2001.02.28
Priority Information: 1999/8/18 JP 231652/99
International: B60R1/00;H04N7/18
Applicant(s) Name: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Sugimoto Mitsusada;Ueda Satoru;Hirama Hiroichi
Patent Agency Code: 31100
Patent Agent: xu tai
Abstract A multi-functional on-vehicle camera system comprises a plurality of cameras (11-18) mounted on a vehicle and monitors (19-21) each displaying a camera image. An image processing section (47) is provided for processing images taken by the plurality of cameras. A system control means (42) is provided for selecting a camera image to be processed from a plurality of images obtained from the plurality of cameras based on signals (37-41) representing vehicle conditions, and for designating a type of image processing performed in the image processing section. The image for assisting the safety driving is displayed at an appropriate timing according to driving conditions in such a manner that the driver can easily grasp the circumferential conditions from the displayed image.