Information display system for a vehicle

  • US 8,577,549 B2
  • Filed: 01/14/2013
  • Issued: 11/05/2013
  • 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 within an interior cabin of a vehicle equipped with said information display system at a location viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle;

    a rearward facing camera of the equipped vehicle;

    said rearward facing camera comprising an imaging array sensor;

    wherein said display screen displays video images captured by said rearward facing camera of the equipped vehicle for assisting the driver during a reversing maneuver;

    wherein, when the equipped vehicle is not executing a reversing maneuver, said display screen is operable to display operation/service information;

    wherein said operation/service information is displayed responsive to a triggering event; and

    wherein said operation/service information comprises at least one of (a) at least one instruction pertaining to how to service an accessory of the equipped vehicle to remediate a fault condition, (b) a video clip pertaining to how to service an accessory of the equipped vehicle to remediate a fault condition, (c) at least one instruction pertaining to how to operate an accessory of the equipped vehicle and (d) a video clip pertaining to how to operate an accessory of the equipped vehicle.

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