Vision system for a vehicle

  • US 9,446,715 B2
  • Filed: 11/20/2015
  • Issued: 09/20/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vision system for a vehicle, said vision system comprising:

  • an attachment element adhered using an adhesive to the in-cabin surface of a vehicle windshield of a vehicle equipped with said vision system, said attachment element adhered to the inner surface of the windshield at a windshield first location;

    an attachment member adhered using an adhesive to the in-cabin surface of the vehicle windshield, said attachment member adhered to the inner surface of the windshield at a windshield second location;

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

    said attachment element comprising a mirror mounting button;

    wherein said mirror mounting button is configured for mounting thereto an interior rearview mirror assembly;

    an accessory module configured to attach to and be supported by said attachment member adhered to the in-cabin surface of the vehicle windshield;

    wherein said accessory module comprises a forward facing camera;

    wherein, with said accessory module attached to and supported by said attachment member, said forward facing camera of said accessory module has a field of view through the vehicle windshield;

    wherein said forward facing camera comprises a component of a collision avoidance system of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein a light absorbing layer disposed at the vehicle windshield at least partially masks the presence of said attachment element from view through the vehicle windshield from outside the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein said light absorbing layer disposed at the vehicle windshield at least partially masks the presence of said accessory module from view through the vehicle windshield from outside the equipped vehicle.

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