Accessory system suitable for use in a vehicle

  • US 7,446,650 B2
  • Filed: 01/13/2004
  • Issued: 11/04/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An accessory system suitable for use in a vehicle comprising:

  • an interior rearview mirror assembly having a reflective element, said reflective element having a rearward field of view when said interior rearview mirror assembly is mounted in the vehicle;

    said rearward field of view of said reflective element being adjustable by a driver of the vehicle when said rearview mirror assembly is mounted in the vehicle;

    said mirror assembly having a mirror-mounting portion adapted to detachably mount said interior rearview mirror assembly at an interior portion of the vehicle;

    a windshield accessory module assembly attached at the windshield of the vehicle, said windshield accessory module assembly being unaffected by adjustment of the rearward field of view of said reflective element;

    said windshield accessory module assembly comprising at least one of a forward facing imaging device with a field of view forward of the vehicle through the windshield of the vehicle and an interior cabin imaging device with a field of view encompassing at least a portion of the interior cabin of the vehicle; and

    wherein said windshield accessory module assembly detachably attaches at an attachment member adhered at an inner surface of said windshield.

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