Voice acquisition system for a vehicle

  • US 7,012,507 B2
  • Filed: 03/03/2004
  • Issued: 03/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A voice acquisition system for a vehicle comprising:

  • a module attached at an inner surface portion of the windshield of the vehicle;

    said module including at least one microphone for receiving audio signals within a cabin of the vehicle and generating an output signal indicative of said audio signals, said at least one microphone providing sound capture for at least one of a hands free cell phone system, an audio recording system and an emergency communication system;

    a control operable to receive said output signal from said at least one microphone, said control being operable to distinguish the presence of vocal signals from non-vocal signals;

    said module including at least one additional accessory selected from the group consisting of a global positioning system antenna, a motion sensor, a rain sensor, a video device, a light of the vehicle, an automatic toll booth transducer, a security system status indicator, a compass display, a compass sensor, a temperature display, a temperature sensor, a tire pressure indicator display, a seat occupancy detection antenna, a seat occupancy detection transducer and a loudspeaker; and

    wherein said module attaches at said windshield by at least one of a mechanical attachment and an adhesive attachment.

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