Rearview mirror targeting and repositioning system

  • US 5,097,362 A
  • Filed: 08/20/1990
  • Issued: 03/17/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/19/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. In a rearview mirror system for a vehicle, said system including a housing mounted to the vehicle, a plane mirror, and means for mounting the plane mirror in the housing, the improvement comprising:

  • a switch which is adapted to generate a first signal to indicate a left turn of the vehicle, a second signal to indicate a right turn of the vehicle, a third signal to indicate a left lane change of the vehicle, and a fourth signal to indicate a right lane change of the vehicle; and

    an actuator adapted to receive a signal from the switch and operatively connected to the plane mirror mounting means for automatically changing the position of the plane mirror with respect to the vehicle only when said actuator receives one of the third signal and fourth signal.

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