Exterior rearview mirror assembly for vehicle

  • US 9,676,336 B2
  • Filed: 04/29/2016
  • Issued: 06/13/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/25/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said exterior rearview mirror assembly comprising:

  • a mirror head pivotally mounted at a mounting base configured for attachment at a side of a vehicle, wherein said mirror head comprises a mirror casing and a reflective element disposed at said mirror casing;

    a camera module disposed at said mirror head and operable to capture image data, wherein said camera module is adjustably disposed at said mirror head and is adjustable to adjust an exterior field of view of said camera module;

    wherein said camera module is extendable and retractable relative to said mirror casing;

    wherein said camera module pivots about a generally vertical pivot axis as said camera module is extended and retracted relative to said mirror casing;

    wherein, when extended, said camera module is disposed laterally sideward away from said mirror casing at the side of the vehicle and is pivoted so as to have a rearward field of view; and

    wherein, when retracted, said camera module is disposed at said mirror casing and is pivoted so as to have an outboard field of view that is directed outward away from the side of the vehicle and outward away from said rearward field of view of said camera module when said camera module is extended.

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