Tire inflation assistance monitoring system

  • US 6,445,287 B1
  • Filed: 11/10/2000
  • Issued: 09/03/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/28/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicular exterior rearview mirror system, comprising:

  • an exterior rearview mirror assembly mounted on a side of a vehicle, said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising a reflective element and a support for said reflective element; and

    a tire inflation monitoring system including at least one audible tire inflation indicator assembly positioned at said exterior rearview mirror assembly, said audible tire inflation indicator assembly generating a sound audible to a person exterior the vehicle engaged in an act of adjusting the tire pressure of at least one vehicle tire mounted on a wheel of the vehicle, said audible tire inflation indicator providing an audible indication of the inflation condition of the at least one vehicle tire, wherein said tire inflation monitoring system includes a control receiving input from a tire pressure sensor sensing pressure of the at least one vehicle tire and said control producing an output to cause said audible tire inflation indicator assembly to generate a sound indicative of a tire pressure condition of the at least one vehicle tire.

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