Vehicle blind spot detection display system

  • US 5,786,772 A
  • Filed: 02/12/1997
  • Issued: 07/28/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A blind spot detection display system for displaying indications from a blind spot detector system on a vehicle having a passenger compartment and two exterior mirrors on opposite sides of the vehicle outside of the passenger compartment, comprising:

  • a first indicator positioned on the vehicle in the vicinity of the one exterior mirror and adapted to producing an indication from a blind spot detector system at least of the presence of a first other vehicle adjacent the one side of the vehicle;

    an interior mirror assembly within the passenger compartment including a reflective element, a housing for the reflective element and a second indicator, said second indicator adapted to producing an indication from the blind spot detector system at least of the presence of the first other vehicle adjacent said one side of the vehicle;

    a third indicator positioned on the vehicle in the vicinity of the other exterior mirror adapted to producing an indication from the blind spot detector system at least of the presence of a second other vehicle adjacent the other side of said vehicle; and

    a fourth indicator on said interior mirror assembly adapted to producing an indication from the blind spot detector system at least of the second other vehicle adjacent the other side of said vehicle;

    wherein said first and second indicators are concurrently actuated and physically associated and said third and fourth indicators are concurrently actuated and physically associated in a manner that provides cognitive association between said indicators.

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