Exterior mirror with antenna

  • US 6,697,024 B2
  • Filed: 10/19/2001
  • Issued: 02/24/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/20/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle comprising:

  • a housing; and

    a reflective element subassembly adjustable positioned within said housing, said reflective element subassembly including a reflective element and at least one of a bezel and a backing plate, said reflective element subassembly further including an antenna member which is positioned at said reflective element subassembly, said antenna member being connected to an entry system of the vehicle which is operable to unlock the door of the vehicle in response to an unlocking signal, said entry system including an identification system which is operable to confirm an identity of a person approaching or at the vehicle before unlocking the door of the vehicle via recognition of said unlocking signal, said unlocking signal comprising at least one of a transducer signal, a voice signal, and at least one biometric characteristic of the person, wherein said identification system is actuated in response to at least one of a touching of a door handle of the vehicle, a lifting of a door handle of the vehicle, and a transducer detection.

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