Traffic accident data recorder and traffic accident reproduction system and method

  • US 6,246,933 B1
  • Filed: 11/04/1999
  • Issued: 06/12/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/04/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for sensing, storing and updating operational parameters, visual conditions and audible conditions associated with an automotive vehicle, comprising:

  • (i) a plurality of sensors for registering automotive vehicle operational parameters, including at least one vehicle-mounted digital video/audio camera which is placed inside the rear view mirror;

    (ii) microprocessor control means responsive to said vehicle operational parameters which have been registered by said plurality of sensors for processing said operational parameters and video images and audio signals from said digital video/audio camera;

    (iii) rewritable non-volatile memory means for storing processed operational parameters, visual images and audio signals which are provided by said microprocessor control means; and

    (iv) said microprocessor control means updating the rewritable memory as new parameters, visual images and audio signals are sensed.

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