Mirror assembly

  • US 7,683,768 B2
  • Filed: 07/27/2007
  • Issued: 03/23/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror casing having a human machine interface thereat;

    said human machine interface comprising at least one user actuatable input accessible at a portion of said casing;

    circuitry disposed in at least one of (a) said casing, (b) the interior rearview mirror assembly and (c) an accessory module;

    said at least one user actuatable input providing user input to at least one element of said circuitry; and

    wherein said circuitry is associated with at least one of (i) a moisture sensor for detecting moisture on an interior surface of the vehicle windshield, (ii) a blower motor of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system of the vehicle, (iii) a cabin air monitoring device that monitors the air within the cabin of the vehicle, (iv) a cabin air monitoring device that monitors the level of carbon monoxide present in the air within the cabin of the vehicle, (v) an air intake, (vi) a remote ignition system of the vehicle, (vii) a humidity sensing device that detects a humidity level within the cabin of the vehicle, and (viii) a display device disposed behind a transflective mirror reflector of the interior rearview mirror assembly and visible to the driver when displaying information.

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