Vehicle surroundings monitoring device

  • US 6,335,680 B1
  • Filed: 03/01/2001
  • Issued: 01/01/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/28/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle surroundings monitoring device which monitors surroundings around a vehicle, said device comprising:

  • a transmitting antenna mounted in a door mirror assembly of the vehicle, said transmitting antenna for radiating transmitted waves through a mirror surface of a door mirror in the door mirror assembly;

    a receiving antenna mounted in the door mirror assembly, said receiving antenna for receiving, through the mirror surface of the door mirror, reflected waves from an object existing near the vehicle; and

    a stray electric wave limiting member for reducing electric wave components straying from said transmitting antenna into said receiving antenna.

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