Apparatus for tracking and recording vital signs and task-related information of a vehicle to identify operating patterns

CAFC
  • US 8,014,917 B2
  • Filed: 03/19/2010
  • Issued: 09/06/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/15/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for recording operation of a vehicle, the method comprising:

  • monitoring production-related parameters of the vehicle, including a ground speed of the vehicle, a position of a throttle for an engine of the vehicle and a degree of braking of the vehicle;

    monitoring vital sign parameters of the vehicle, including information indicative of a change in the velocity of the vehicle;

    detecting a collision of the vehicle in response to a sudden change in the velocity of the vehicle;

    automatically sending a wireless distress signal from the vehicle in response to detecting the collision; and

    capturing the production-related parameters of the vehicle before detection of the collision and the vital sign parameters after detection of the collision.

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