Vehicular rearview mirror system

  • US 8,044,777 B2
  • Filed: 01/26/2010
  • Issued: 10/25/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicular rearview mirror system suitable for use in a vehicle, said vehicular rearview mirror system comprising:

  • an interior rearview mirror assembly comprising an interior electrochromic reflective element, said interior electrochromic reflective element assuming an interior mirror partial reflectance level in response to an interior mirror electrochromic reflective element drive signal;

    said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising a control, wherein said control comprises circuitry operable to provide said interior mirror electrochromic reflective element drive signal to said interior electrochromic reflective element;

    said control comprising a bus interface that interfaces with a vehicle bus of a vehicle equipped with said vehicular rearview mirror system;

    wherein said control is in communication with at least one other vehicle accessory via said vehicle bus;

    wherein said interior rearview mirror assembly comprises a video display operable to display video information for viewing by a driver of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said interior rearview mirror assembly comprises a forward-facing camera; and

    wherein said control controls at least two of (a) dimming of said interior electrochromic reflective element, (b) operation of said video display, (c) operation of said forward-facing camera and (d) operation of a headlight control for controlling a headlight of the equipped vehicle.

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