Video mirror systems incorporating an accessory module

  • US 20020003571A1
  • Filed: 02/26/2001
  • Published: 01/10/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/02/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular video mirror system comprising:

  • an interior rearview mirror assembly having a mirror casing incorporating a reflective element, said reflective element having a rearward field of view when said interior rearview mirror assembly is mounted in a vehicle, said mirror assembly further having a mirror-mounting portion adapted to mount said interior rearview mirror assembly at an interior portion of the vehicle, said interior portion comprising one of (i) a windshield portion and (ii) a header portion, and said mirror casing being adjustable about said mirror-mounting portion for adjusting said rearward field of view of said reflective element; and

    a video display assembly having a video screen incorporated in a video display housing, said video display assembly including a display-mounting portion adapted to mount said video display assembly at said interior portion of the vehicle, said display housing being adapted to be adjustable about said display-mounting portion for adjusting the orientation of said video screen and, further, for moving said display housing to a stowed position whereby said video screen is generally not viewable by a driver when seated in a vehicle seat in the vehicle to thereby minimize the distraction to the driver of the vehicle.

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