Method and system for monitoring a vehicle

  • US 7,430,471 B2
  • Filed: 10/25/2005
  • Issued: 09/30/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/25/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for monitoring a vehicle, comprising:

  • detecting movement or activation of the vehicle;

    transmitting a signal indicating movement or activation of the vehicle, to a control center;

    transmitting any received operator identification information to the control center;

    determining whether an operator identification was received within a time interval of the detected movement or activation of the vehicle;

    detecting at the vehicle the presence of a landmark; and

    transmitting data identifying the landmark and/or a location of the landmark to the control center.

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