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360° Surround View System with Parking Guidance

Journal Article
ISSN: 1946-391X, e-ISSN: 1946-3928
Published April 01, 2014 by SAE International in United States
360° Surround View System with Parking Guidance
Citation: Yu, M. and Ma, G., "360° Surround View System with Parking Guidance," SAE Int. J. Commer. Veh. 7(1):19-24, 2014,
Language: English


In this paper, we present a real-time 360 degree surround system with parking aid feature, which is a very convenient parking and blind spot aid system. In the proposed system, there are four fisheye cameras mounted around a vehicle to cover the whole surrounding area. After correcting the distortion of four fisheye images and registering all images on a planar surface, a flexible stitching method was developed to smooth the seam of adjacent images away to generate a high-quality result. In the post-process step, a unique brightness balance algorithm was proposed to compensate the exposure difference as the images are not captured with the same exposure condition. In addition, a unique parking guidance feature is applied on the surround view scene by utilizing steering wheel angle information as well as vehicle speed information.