Mirror display system with blind spot display

  • US 10,836,315 B2
  • Filed: 11/01/2018
  • Issued: 11/17/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/06/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mirror display system for a vehicle, said mirror display system comprising:

  • an interior rearview mirror assembly comprising a mirror head adjustably mounted at a mounting structure at an interior portion of a vehicle, said mirror head having a mirror reflective element that is viewable by a driver of the vehicle;

    wherein said mirror reflective element comprises a transflective mirror reflector disposed at a mirror substrate;

    a display device disposed at said mirror head, said display device comprising a video display screen that is disposed behind said mirror reflective element, wherein said video display screen, when actuated, is viewable through said transflective mirror reflector of said mirror reflective element by the driver of the vehicle;

    wherein said video display screen has a height less than ⅓

    of the height of said mirror reflective element;

    wherein said video display screen, when actuated, displays video images derived from image data captured by one or more of a plurality of vehicle-mounted cameras that have respective fields of view exterior of the vehicle;

    wherein said plurality of vehicle-mounted cameras comprises a left-side camera having a field of view encompassing an area sideward and rearward at a left side of the vehicle;

    wherein said plurality of vehicle-mounted cameras comprises a right-side camera having a field of view encompassing an area sideward and rearward at a right side of the vehicle;

    wherein said video display screen is actuated responsive at least in part to a driver'"'"'s touch at a user-operable turn signal actuator of the vehicle;

    wherein, responsive to driver'"'"'s touch at a first region of the turn signal actuator of the vehicle, said video display screen displays video images derived from image data captured by said left-side camera so as to display video images of the area sideward and rearward at the left side of the vehicle; and

    wherein, responsive to a driver'"'"'s touch at a second region of the turn signal actuator of the vehicle, said video display screen displays video images derived from image data captured by said right-side camera so as to display video images of the area sideward and rearward at the right side of the vehicle.

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