Vision system for a vehicle

  • US 9,193,302 B2
  • Filed: 06/09/2014
  • Issued: 11/24/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/04/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • a mirror mounting button attached at a first location at an in-cabin surface of a windshield of a vehicle equipped with said vision system;

    an attachment member attached at a second location at the in-cabin surface of the vehicle windshield;

    wherein a light absorbing layer disposed at the vehicle windshield at least partially masks the presence of said attachment member from view by a viewer who is viewing through the vehicle windshield from outside the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said first location is spaced from and is separate from said second location;

    an accessory module releasably attached to said attachment member;

    wherein said accessory module accommodates a forward facing camera;

    wherein said forward facing camera comprises a CMOS imaging device;

    wherein, with said accessory module releasably attached to said attachment member at the vehicle windshield, said forward facing camera views through the vehicle windshield; and

    wherein said forward facing camera comprises a component of a camera-based driver assistance system of the equipped vehicle.

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