Vehicle rearview mirror and a vehicle control system incorporating such mirror

  • US 6,291,905 B1
  • Filed: 07/08/1999
  • Issued: 09/18/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/09/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicle rearview mirror comprising a mirror housing containing a variable reflectivity mirror unit and a microcontroller for controlling the reflectivity of the mirror unit, said microcontroller being adapted to connect to a vehicle control network which is operable to control a plurality of accessories of the vehicle, said microcontroller encompassing a node of said vehicle control network, said microcontroller being operable to at least one of receive signals from and transmit signals to at least one of said accessories via said vehicle control network.

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