Emergency information notifying system, and apparatus, method and moving object utilizing the emergency information notifying system

  • US 7,133,661 B2
  • Filed: 02/19/2002
  • Issued: 11/07/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/19/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An emergency information notifying apparatus of a moving object, comprising:

  • at least one image pick-up device for picking up images where a part of said moving object comes in sight a range of a view field of said image pick-up device;

    a first recording apparatus for recording video signals from said image pick-up device, said first recording apparatus having a function of iterative recording, a first transmitter for transmitting said video signals recorded in said first recording apparatus to a predetermined base station;

    a first control unit for controlling an operation of said first recording apparatus and said first transmitter;

    a signal generator for generating a command signal on the basis of a shock to said moving object, wherein said first control unit stops the recording operation of said first recording apparatus after a lapse of a predetermined time from the timing when the shock is applied to said moving object based on the signal from said signal generator;

    a first receiver for receiving the command signal from said base station; and

    a global positioning system, wherein said first receiver further has a function of receiving a first signal indicating a lighting state of a traffic signal arranged at a place where said moving object passes and said first control unit superposes said first signal indicating the lighting state of said traffic signal and a position signal from said global positioning system on said video signals from said first recording apparatus and transmits them to said base station via said first transmitter when a level of the signal from said signal generator exceeds a predetermined value.

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