Proximity sensing system for vehicles

  • US 6,534,884 B2
  • Filed: 08/29/2001
  • Issued: 03/18/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicle proximity sensing system for sensing vehicle activity rearward of a driver of a vehicle, said vehicle proximity sensing system comprising:

  • a proximity sensor operable to sense vehicle activity rearward of the driver of a subject vehicle and operable to detect an approach of a rearwardly approaching vehicle;

    an information display viewable by the driver of the subject vehicle and operable to alert the driver of said subject vehicle that said rearwardly approaching vehicle is within a threshold distance; and

    a control which is operable to generate on said information display an alert to the driver of said subject vehicle that said rearwardly approaching vehicle is within said threshold distance in response to a signal from said proximity sensor.

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