Voice acquisition system for a vehicle

  • US 8,004,392 B2
  • Filed: 12/19/2008
  • Issued: 08/23/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A voice acquisition system for a vehicle, said voice acquisition system comprising:

  • an interior rearview mirror assembly attached at an inner portion of the windshield of a vehicle equipped with said interior rearview mirror assembly;

    said interior rearview mirror assembly including at least one microphone for receiving audio signals within a cabin of the vehicle and generating an output 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 a wireless communication system;

    a control in the vehicle, said control responsive to said output from said at least one microphone, said control at least partially distinguishing vocal signals from non-vocal signals present in said output; and

    said interior rearview mirror assembly including at least one accessory selected from the group consisting of an antenna, a video device, a security system status indicator, a tire pressure indicator display and a loudspeaker.

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