Vehicle rearview mirror assembly incorporating a communication system

  • US 6,980,092 B2
  • Filed: 04/05/2001
  • Issued: 12/27/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/06/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle rearview assembly for providing an image of a scene to the rear of the driver of the vehicle, said rearview assembly comprising:

  • a mounting structure for mounting to the vehicle;

    an audio and data transceiver supported by said mounting structure, capable of receiving both audio and data signals from a second audio and data transceiver of at least one portable device associated with the vehicle; and

    a control circuit coupled to said audio and data transceiver, said control circuit determines whether one of said portable devices is within range of said audio and data transceiver, and processes a data signal received by said audio and data transceiver from said one of said portable devices, and generates a control signal in response to such a data signal.

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