Method and device for simultaneous enhancing safety of driving and security of drivers

  • US 6,738,088 B1
  • Filed: 06/10/1998
  • Issued: 05/18/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/11/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of avoidance of traffic accidents and violations through significant enhancing safety and convenience of driving by providing a better observation including under limited visibility conditions comprising:

  • a) positioning aboard a vehicle at least one digital camera with facile attaching and detaching, said digital camera having at least one photoreceiver, one lens for forward view, and one lens for rear view, whereby an user can employ the camera separately from said vehicle for regular manually operated applications;

    b) continuously shooting at a predetermined frequency by the camera, unless turned off manually, surroundings of said vehicle;

    c) filtering out by said camera under limited visibility conditions the visible part of received light flow including dazzling headlights to give significantly distinct vision of said surroundings to a driver under low light or fog, rain, snowfall or smoky conditions;

    d) showing images captured in front and on the sides of, and behind said vehicle by said digital camera on at least one onboard screen so that said driver can see forward, left and right, and rear views of a full real-time picture of said surroundings at a glance, including under low light or fog, rain, snowfall or smoky conditions.

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