Accessory mounting system for mounting a plurality of accessories to the windshield of a vehicle

  • US 7,265,342 B2
  • Filed: 01/29/2007
  • Issued: 09/04/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An accessory mounting system suitable for mounting a plurality of accessories at a windshield portion within the interior cabin of a vehicle, said accessory mounting system comprising:

  • a housing;

    said housing adapted for releasable mounting to a receiving structure on the interior surface of the windshield of the vehicle;

    at least two accessories housed in said housing;

    one of said at least two accessories comprising a forwardly-viewing camera;

    another of said at least two accessories selected from the group consisting of;

    (a) a vehicle altitude sensor, (b) a vehicle incline sensor, (c) a headlamp sensor, (d) a geographic positioning satellite (GPS) transmitter, (e) a geographic positioning satellite (GPS) receiver, (f) an antenna, (g) a rain sensor, (h) a microphone, and (i) a compass sensor; and

    said forwardly-viewing camera viewing through the windshield of the vehicle when said housing is mounted to said receiving structure.

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