Vehicular rearview mirror system

  • US 8,362,885 B2
  • Filed: 10/19/2011
  • Issued: 01/29/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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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, wherein a reflectance level of said interior electrochromic reflective element is variable responsive 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 interior rearview mirror assembly;

    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 vehicular rearview mirror system comprises a forward-facing camera; and

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

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