System and method for preventing automobile accidents

  • US 6,060,989 A
  • Filed: 10/19/1998
  • Issued: 05/09/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/19/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for monitoring a driver'"'"'s ability to safely operate a vehicle comprising:

  • a plurality of sensors positioned on a vehicle;

    said sensors capable of gathering safety data indicative of a driver'"'"'s ability to safely drive said vehicle;

    said safety data comprising conditions regarding said driver, conditions within said vehicle, and conditions outside said vehicle;

    a processing unit in communication with said sensors, said processing unit receiving said safety data from said sensors, analyzing said safety data to assess said driver'"'"'s ability, and initiating a predetermined action in response to said assessed ability, said processing unit capable of receiving instructions from a source external to said system to override said predetermined action.

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