Vehicle activity module

  • US 7,949,541 B2
  • Filed: 02/08/2007
  • Issued: 05/24/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/12/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device for storing at least one key proximate a vehicle, maintaining security, and gathering data for the vehicle, the device comprising:

  • a housing having a mounting device to mount the device to the vehicle and a releasable key compartment; and

    a conductive container configured to fit within the releasable key compartment and further configured to receive at least one vehicle key;

    the conductive container being capable of attenuating a wireless signal emitted from the at least one key when disposed within the conductive container, andan identification tag containing vehicle information, the identification tag being attached to and associated with the at least one key or the conductive container, wherein the identification tag is configured to transmit information electronically to a central computer.

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