Method and apparatus for measuring and recording vehicle speed and for storing related data

  • US 6,473,000 B1
  • Filed: 10/24/2001
  • Issued: 10/29/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. In a computer system having a processor and a memory, the memory connected to the processor and storing computer executable instructions, a method of measuring and recording vehicle velocity over a premeasured distance, wherein the method comprises the steps of:

  • a) manually inputting a start signal corresponding to a vehicle entering the premeasured distance;

    b) measuring elapsed time commencing instantaneously upon said inputting of the start signal;

    c) manually inputting a stop signal corresponding to a vehicle exiting the premeasured distance;

    d) capturing the elapsed time corresponding to the inputting of said stop signal;

    e) calculating the velocity of the vehicle;

    f) converting the vehicle velocity to miles per hour;

    g) displaying the vehicle velocity information on a computer screen;

    g) comparing the vehicle velocity to a predetermined velocity value;

    h) determining if the vehicle velocity exceeds said predetermined velocity value; and

    i) signaling to an operator if the vehicle exceeds the predetermined velocity value.

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