Video recording system for passenger vehicle

  • US 5,570,127 A
  • Filed: 10/28/1994
  • Issued: 10/29/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicular video recording system comprising:

  • (a) a plurality of video cameras attached to a passenger vehicle, the vehicle having an exterior surface and an interiors, each of the plurality of video cameras comprising;

    (1) a lens;

    (2) means for generating video signals representing an image received through the lens;

    (3) means for outputting video signals;

    (b) a video recorder located in a passenger vehicle interior, the recorder having a video input port;

    (c) means for connecting the means for outputting video signals of each of the plurality of video cameras to the video input port of the video recorder;

    (d) a rearview mirror comprising;

    (1) a front surface;

    (2) a rear surface;

    (3) at least one aperture formed through the mirror;

    wherein one of the plurality of video cameras is mounted to the rearview mirror at its rear surface, the lens of the camera being disposed adjacent the aperture andwherein the plurality of video camera simultaneously capture images of both the passenger vehicle interior and an area exterior of the vehicle such that images are captured in the area where traffic approaches and passes the vehicle.

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