Video recording system for vehicle

  • US 5,793,420 A
  • Filed: 02/20/1996
  • Issued: 08/11/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicle video recording system comprising;

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

    (i) a lens;

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

    (iii) means for outputting video signals;

    (b) a video recorder located Interiorly of the vehicle and 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 input port of the video recorder,the means for connecting comprising a video signal relay device which includes;

    (i) a plurality of video signal input ports;

    (ii) a video output plug;

    (iii) a display output plug;

    (iv) a plurality of switch ports;

    (v) a transmitter and a receiver for remotely activating the vehicle video system in adjacent vehicles; and

    wherein video signals received at the plurality of video signal input ports are selectively relayed to the video output plug and the display output plug dependent upon signals received at each of the plurality of switch ports.

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