Vehicle information display

  • US 8,095,260 B1
  • Filed: 09/12/2011
  • Issued: 01/10/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/14/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An information display system for a vehicle, said information display system comprising:

  • a display screen disposed at an interior cabin of a vehicle equipped with said information display system so as to be viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said information display system is operable to display on said display screen vehicle user information so as to provide information to the driver of the equipped vehicle related to use of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said display screen is operable to display video images captured by a rearward facing camera of the equipped vehicle for assisting the driver during a reversing maneuver, andwherein said video images are captured by said rearward facing camera and are displayed on said display screen when the equipped vehicle is executing a reversing maneuver;

    wherein, when the equipped vehicle is not executing a reversing maneuver, said information display system is operable to display on said display screen vehicle user information;

    wherein said information display system is operable to automatically display on said display screen vehicle user information responsive to a triggering event, and wherein said triggering event comprises at least one of a vehicle warning condition and a vehicle fault condition; and

    wherein said displayed vehicle user information comprises instructions pertaining to how to service an accessory associated with said at least one of a vehicle warning condition and a vehicle fault condition.

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