Accessory system suitable for use in a vehicle

  • US 7,728,721 B2
  • Filed: 11/24/2008
  • Issued: 06/01/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An accessory system suitable for use in an interior cabin of a vehicle, the interior cabin having a windshield, said accessory system comprising:

  • an attachment element adhesively attached to an interior surface of the windshield of the vehicle;

    an accessory module, said accessory module comprising structure adapted to attach to said attachment element; and

    wherein said structure detachably attaches to said attachment element and wherein said accessory module encompasses (a) an antenna for a tire pressure monitoring system and (b) a forward facing camera, said forward facing camera having a forward field of view through the windshield of the vehicle and in the direction of forward travel of the vehicle, and wherein said forward facing camera captures images for at least one of a collision avoidance system and an automatic headlamp control system.

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