06642851 is referenced by 281 patents and cites 9 patents.

An interior rearview mirror system for use in a vehicle comprises an interior rearview mirror assembly having a directional information display providing directional information to the driver or a passenger in the vehicle. The directional information is derived from a compass sensor disposed in a mirror housing of the interior mirror assembly. The mirror housing connects to a mirror support by a pivot member and is adjustable by a driver of the vehicle in order to set a rearward field of view of a reflective element. A second information display may be included in the assembly to display other information related to the vehicle or vehicle accessories such as one or more of vehicle related status or warning information comprising supplemental inflatable restraint system information, vehicle accessory information, communication information, status of tire inflation information, weather information, traffic information, toll booth information, or the like. The interior rearview mirror assembly may also include at least one additional electrical accessory such as an interior light, a phone accessory, a microphone or the like.

Title
Interior rearview mirror system incorporating a directional information display
Application Number
9/999429
Publication Number
6642851 (B2)
Application Date
November 15, 2001
Publication Date
November 4, 2003
Inventor
Niall R Lynam
Holland
MI, US
Jonathan E Deline
Holland
MI, US
Agent
Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart
US
Assignee
Donnelly Corporation
MI, US
IPC
G08B 5/00
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