Automatic rearview mirror system using a photosensor array

  • US 5,760,962 A
  • Filed: 04/01/1996
  • Issued: 06/02/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An automatic rearview mirror system for an automotive vehicle, comprising:

  • a variable reflectance interior rearview mirror,at least one variable reflectance exterior side view mirror;

    a photosensor mounted on said interior rearview mirror and having a field of view which encompasses a rearward area comprising a rear window area and at least one side window area,a processor, coupled to said photosensor, to control independently the reflectance of said variable reflectance interior rearview mirror and said at least one variable reflectance exterior side view mirror without the need for additional and separate photosensors for detecting light levels in said rearward area.

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