Power management systems for automotive video event recorders

  • US 10,682,969 B2
  • Filed: 07/12/2018
  • Issued: 06/16/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/07/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A power management system of a vehicle, the system comprising:

  • a DC electrical power source;

    a video event recorder including a camera unit, a cable, and a power input; and

    a power management module including an in-use detector and a switch,wherein the switch is arranged on a power supply line between the DC electrical power source and the video event recorder,wherein the in-use detector is configured to determine whether the vehicle is in use and subsequently activate the switch responsive to vehicle ignition,wherein the switch is configured to provide, subsequent to activation of the switch, power to the video event recorder through the power input,wherein the switch is further configured to, subsequent to deactivation of the switch, leave the video event recorder unpowered, andwherein the cable is arranged to supply power to the video event recorder.

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