Telematics system

  • US 6,735,506 B2
  • Filed: 06/19/2002
  • Issued: 05/11/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/05/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicle, comprising:

  • an occupant sensing system arranged to determine at least one property or characteristic of occupancy of the vehicle constituting information about the occupancy of the vehicle; and

    a communications device coupled to said occupant sensing system and arranged to automatically establish a communications channel between the vehicle and a remote facility without manual intervention to thereby enable the information about the occupancy of the vehicle determined by said occupant sensing system to be transmitted to the remote facility, said occupant sensing system including an image-obtaining sensor arranged to obtain images of the passenger compartment of the vehicle, said communications device being arranged to transmit the images obtained by said image-obtaining sensor.

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