Rearview mirror with internally-mounted compass sensor

  • US 6,023,229 A
  • Filed: 03/02/1999
  • Issued: 02/08/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/02/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In a rcarview mirror assembly for an automotive vehicle, comprising a housing,a mirror mounted to the housing, a visual display disposed to be visible by a driver or passenger in the vehicle, an electronic compass sensor, a processing circuit adapted to receive signals from the electronic compass sensor and send a display signal representative of the vehicle heading to the visual display, and a pivot connection between the mirror and the vehicle, the improvement wherein the electronic compass sensor is mounted within the housing and pivotable with the mirror, and further comprising compensation means to compensate for pivotable movement of the mirror relative to the vehicle.

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