Display Coordinated with Seat Swivel
Publication Date: 2017-Feb-15
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Title: Display Coordinated with Seat Swivel
Description: As described below, a rear view monitoring display system for a vehicle operator in a forward
facing seat of a work machine that automatically displays a forward view when the operator seat is re‐ oriented to a rearward facing position, is disclosed.
A work vehicle, such as an agricultural tractor or a construction machine, may use one or more rear view cameras to aid in navigation while in reverse or to monitor what is going on behind the vehicle while traveling in a forward direction or not moving at all. Additional cameras may be arranged so as to capture images in other directions around the vehicle.
In many instances the operator station of the work vehicle is arranged such that the operator can freely control seat orientation as the vehicle is in operation. For example, the operator seat may have a working seat position with a forward or a rearward facing orientation. This arrangement facilitates a direct sight of operations either forward in the direction of forward vehicle motion or backward, in the direction of reverse vehicle motion or in the direction of rearward implements or attachments. Additionally, a monitor display may be arranged such that the monitor display is in a relatively fixed relationship with the operator seat. It may be desirable to automatically display to the operator a camera view opposite that of the direction presently being faced. For example, a display showing th...