Recording of operational events in an automotive vehicle

  • US 5,581,464 A
  • Filed: 10/11/1994
  • Issued: 12/03/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/14/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An event recording apparatus for use in an automotive vehicle having at least one data generating means, each for sensing an environmental or an operational parameter of the automotive vehicle and for generating corresponding data values, comprising:

  • (a) a removable recording device including a non-volatile memory means for storing data, and a first interface means for transmitting data from the memory means and for receiving data for storage in the memory means;

    (b) an interface adapter, adapted to removably receive the removable recording device and mounted in the automotive vehicle, and including a second interface means for transmitting data to the first interface means of the removable recording device;

    (c) controller means fixed within the vehicle and, coupled to the interface adapter and to said at least one data generating means, for receiving data values from said at least one data generating means, and transmitting said received data values through the interface adapter for storage in the removable recording device, the controller means including means for reading data from the removable recording device;

    wherein the data read from the removable recording device comprises at least one program to be executed only by the fixed controller means.

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