Electronic accessory system for a vehicle

  • US 9,434,314 B2
  • Filed: 01/06/2014
  • Issued: 09/06/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/08/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An electronic accessory system for a vehicle, said electronic accessory system comprising:

  • an accessory module, said accessory module housing electronics;

    wherein said electronics includes a CMOS camera;

    wherein said electronics includes a vehicle bus node;

    wherein said accessory module is adapted for mounting at a windshield of a vehicle equipped with said electronic accessory system;

    wherein, when said accessory module is mounted in the equipped vehicle at the windshield, said vehicle bus node is connected to a vehicle bus of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein at least one of (a) data generated by said electronics is conveyed to said vehicle bus via said vehicle bus node and (b) said vehicle bus conveys data to said electronics via said vehicle bus node;

    wherein said electronics includes a digital signal processor;

    wherein said digital signal processor is operable at a computational speed of at least 75 million instructions per second; and

    wherein said digital signal processor comprises at least one of (a) at least 40 kilobytes of on-chip memory, (b) at least one serial port, (c) at least one DMA port, (d) at least one timer and (e) at least one interrupt capability.

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