Vehicle blind spot detection display system

  • US 5,929,786 A
  • Filed: 07/20/1998
  • Issued: 07/27/1999
  • 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 in a vehicle having a passenger compartment and a windshield forward of said passenger compartment, comprising:

  • a heads up display producing a first indication from a blind spot detector system of a first event including at least one of a first other vehicle approaching the one side of the vehicle, the first other vehicle being adjacent the one side of the vehicle, and the first other vehicle receding from the one side of the vehicle, a second indication from the blind spot detector system of a second event including at least one of a second other vehicle approaching the other side of the vehicle, the second other vehicle being adjacent the other side of the vehicle, and the second other vehicle receding from the other side of said vehicle and a display of at least one other vehicle function, wherein said heads up display displays said first and second indications for view trough the vehicle windshield physically associated with the respective first and second events in a manner that provides cognitive association between the indications and the events being indicated by framing said display of at least one other vehicle function with said first and second indications on opposite sides of said display of at least one other vehicle function and wherein said heads up display displays said first indication on the side of said display of at least one other vehicle function closest to said one side of the vehicle and wherein said heads up display displays said second indication on the side of said display of said at least one other vehicle function closest to said other side of the vehicles.

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