Vehicle mirror assembly communicating wirelessly with vehicle accessories and occupants

  • US 6,693,517 B2
  • Filed: 04/20/2001
  • Issued: 02/17/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/21/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicle mirror-based wireless communication system, comprising:

  • an interior rearview mirror assembly including an interior mirror reflective element, a housing for said reflective element and a mirror-mounted communication system; and

    said mirror-mounted communication system including a communication data port in short-range communication with a personal accessory of an occupant of the vehicle, said communication system further including a communication link from the vehicle to an external provider of information or service, wherein said communication system provides connectivity between said personal accessory and said external provider of information or service.

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