Vehicle mirror digital network and dynamically interactive mirror system

  • US 6,340,850 B2
  • Filed: 12/22/2000
  • Issued: 01/22/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/11/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicle rear vision system suitable for use in a vehicle equipped with a vehicle communication network, said system comprising:

  • an interior rearview mirror assembly and an exterior rearview mirror assembly;

    said interior rearview mirror assembly including an interior electro-optical reflectance element and a first microprocessor-based control;

    said exterior rearview mirror assembly including an exterior electro-optical reflectance element and a second microprocessor-based control;

    said first microprocessor-based control including a control channel for controlling a partial reflectance level of said first interior electro-optical reflectance element;

    said second microprocessor-based control including a control channel for controlling a partial reflectance level of said second exterior electro-optical reflectance element;

    said second microprocessor-based control including at least one another control channel, said at least one another control channel operable to at least one of (i) selectively activate a heater element in heat transfer association with said second exterior electro-optical reflectance element, (ii) operate a positioning device for said second exterior electro-optical reflectance element, (iii) actuate a security light, (iv) actuate a turn signal, and (v) actuate a stop signal; and

    wherein one of said first and second microprocessor-based controls at least one of (i) formats message for the vehicle communication network and (ii) decodes messages from the vehicle communication network.

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