Accessory module for vehicle

  • US 6,243,003 B1
  • Filed: 08/25/1999
  • Issued: 06/05/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A microphone module for an audio system of a vehicle, the vehicle having a cabin, a windshield, an interior rearview mirror mounted to an interior surface of the windshield and a headliner extending along an upper edge of the windshield, said microphone module comprising:

  • a plurality of microphones comprising at least two microphones for receiving audio signals from within the cabin, said at least two microphones generating output signals indicative of sound generated within the vehicle cabin, said output signals being digitized and integrated in order to distinguish the presence of voice signals versus noise signals, said noise signals originating from at least one noise source selected from the croup consisting of engine noise, road noise, wind noise, HVAC noise, a radio, and a turn signal, at least one of said at least two microphones being directed toward an area encompassing the general location of a head of a driver of the vehicle.

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