Driver assistance system for a vehicle

  • US 8,749,367 B2
  • Filed: 01/25/2013
  • Issued: 06/10/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/04/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A driver assistance system for a vehicle, said driver assistance system comprising:

  • an attachment element attached at an in-cabin surface of a windshield of a vehicle equipped with said driver assistance system;

    said attachment element comprising a mirror mounting element;

    an interior rearview mirror assembly comprising a mirror head and a mirror support;

    wherein said mirror head comprises a mirror reflective element and a mirror casing;

    wherein said mirror support comprises a mirror mount that is configured to mount said interior rearview mirror assembly to said mirror mounting element;

    a structure attached at the vehicle windshield local to said attachment element;

    wherein said structure accommodates a forward facing camera;

    wherein, with said structure attached at the vehicle windshield, said forward facing camera views through the vehicle windshield; and

    wherein said forward facing camera comprises a component of at least one of (i) an automatic headlamp control system of the equipped vehicle, (ii) a collision avoidance system of the equipped vehicle, (iii) a windshield fogging detection system of the equipped vehicle and (iv) a rain sensing system of the equipped vehicle.

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