Wireless communication system

  • US 20040160313A1
  • Filed: 02/12/2004
  • Published: 08/19/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/08/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle mirror-based wireless communication system, comprising:

  • an interior rearview mirror assembly including an interior mirror reflective element, a housing for said reflective element and a mirror-mounted communication system; and

    said mirror-mounted communication system including a communication data port for short-range communication with a mobile device that is a personal accessory of an occupant of the vehicle, said communication system further including a communication link from the vehicle to an external provider of information or service, whereby said communication system provides connectivity between a low-power mobile device with a provider of information or service separated from the vehicle.

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