Vehicle mirror digital network and dynamically interactive mirror system

  • US 5,959,367 A
  • Filed: 08/24/1998
  • Issued: 09/28/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/11/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicular exterior rearview mirror system for a vehicle having a vehicle communication network, said mirror system comprising:

  • an exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising a housing and a reflective element positioned within said housing, said reflective element mechanically coupled with an actuator which adjustably positions said reflective element about at least one axis;

    an interface and control module positioned within said housing of said exterior rearview mirror assembly, said control module interconnected to a plurality of input and/or output devices, said plurality of devices selected from the group consisting of an intrusion detector, an intelligent vehicle highway system, a global positioning system, a garage door opener system, a keyless entry system, a blind spot detection system, an interactive dynamically adjustable mirror system, a turn signal, a stop signal, a security light, a heater, an antenna, an electro-optical element, a light sensor, a heading sensor, a position encoder, said actuator and an image capture device; and

    said control module interconnected with a vehicle communication network for sending to and/or receiving data from the vehicle communication network.

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