Computerized vehicle log

  • US 5,815,093 A
  • Filed: 07/26/1996
  • Issued: 09/29/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/26/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An accident recording system for a vehicle, comprising:

  • a digital camera;

    a flash memory having a limited number of sectors for recording digital images, one image per sector;

    a microcontroller connected to the digital camera and the flash memory; and

    an interrupter connected to the microcontroller;

    wherein the microcontroller accesses images from the digital camera periodically, stores the images sequentially in the sectors of the flash memory, and, after the last sector in the sequence is stored, overwrites the oldest sector with each new image, and wherein the interrupter terminates operation of the vehicle accident recording system, thereby providing a visual record of a specific and limited period of time immediately preceding an accident.

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