Rear vision system for a vehicle equipped with a vehicle communication network

  • US 6,956,302 B2
  • Filed: 09/20/2002
  • Issued: 10/18/2005
  • 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 controlling a partial reflectance level of said interior electro-optical reflectance element;

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

    said first microprocessor-based control of said interior rearview assembly formatting messages for the vehicle communication network and said second microprocessor-based control of said exterior mirror assembly decoding messages from the vehicle communication network.

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