Interior rearview mirror system

  • US 8,525,703 B2
  • Filed: 03/17/2011
  • Issued: 09/03/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/08/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror system comprising:

  • an interior rearview mirror assembly including an interior mirror reflective element;

    a global positioning system operable to determine a geographical location of the vehicle;

    wherein data that is relevant to the geographical location of the vehicle is carried from an external provider to the vehicle via a wireless communication link; and

    a display device disposed at said interior rearview mirror assembly, wherein at least one of (a) said display device comprises a multi-pixel display device, (b) said display device is capable of displaying a scrolling display, (c) said display device is capable of displaying a multi-text display, (d) said display device is disposed behind said interior mirror reflective element, (e) said interior rearview mirror assembly comprises an electrochromic reflective element and wherein said display device is disposed behind said electrochromic reflective element, (f) said display device is disposed behind said interior mirror reflective element and said interior mirror reflective element comprises a semitransparent visible light reflecting/transmitting reflector and said display device comprising a display on demand display device, (g) said interior rearview mirror assembly comprises an electrochromic reflective element and wherein said display device is disposed behind said electrochromic reflective element, said electrochromic reflective element comprising a semitransparent visible light reflecting/transmitting reflector and said display device comprising a display on demand display device, and (h) said interior rearview mirror assembly comprises an electrochromic reflective element and wherein said display device is disposed behind said electrochromic reflective element, said electrochromic reflective element comprising a third surface semitransparent visible light reflecting/transmitting reflector and said display device comprising a display on demand display device.

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