Lease observation and event recording

  • US 10,249,104 B2
  • Filed: 12/29/2016
  • Issued: 04/02/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/06/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for observing and recording vehicle events, the apparatus, comprising:

  • one or more sensors;

    one or more thermal imagers;

    one or more high definition imagers, wherein the one or more thermal imagers and one or more high definition imagers are part of an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) that continuously collects data about the vehicle and the environment surrounding the vehicle;

    a real time communication interface;

    a short range communication interface; and

    a vehicle computer communicatively coupled to the one or more sensors, the one or more thermal imagers, the one or more high definition imagers, the real time communication interface, and the short range communication interface;

    wherein the vehicle computer;

    acquires a plurality of sensor data from the one or more sensors,acquires a plurality of thermal images from the one or more thermal imagers,acquires a plurality of high definition images from the one or more high definition imagers,identifies one or more key vehicle events based on the plurality of the sensor data, the plurality of the thermal images, and the plurality of the high definition images,generates a record based on data identified as the one or more key vehicle events,stores the record, andselectively transmits, via the real time communication interface, information based on the plurality of the sensor data, the plurality of the thermal images, and the plurality of the high definition images containing the one or more key vehicle events to a database server.

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