Apparatus for detecting and storing motor vehicle impact data

  • US 4,992,943 A
  • Filed: 02/13/1989
  • Issued: 02/12/1991
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/13/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. Apparatus for detecting and storing motor vehicle status data responsive to an impact, comprising:

  • (a) a plurality of impact detection means, located adjacent exterior surfaces of said motor vehicle, for sensing motor vehicle impacts exceeding a predetermined impact threshold level;

    (b) a source of motor vehicle status data;

    (c) polling means, connected to said source of motor vehicle status data and responsive to activation of at least one of said impact detection means, for determining substantially instantaneous data values representative of said motor vehicle status;

    (d) data storage means for continuous storage of said instantaneous data values; and

    (e) data output means for retrieval of said instantaneous data values stored by said data storage means.

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