Distributed vehicle event recorder systems having a portable memory data transfer system

  • US 9,183,679 B2
  • Filed: 09/25/2013
  • Issued: 11/10/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/08/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle event recorder system configured to be mounted in a vehicle, the vehicle event recorder system comprising:

  • a camera configured to acquire visual information representing a vehicle environment, the vehicle environment including spaces in and around an interior and an exterior of the vehicle;

    one or more sensors configured to generate output signals conveying information related to performance of the vehicle;

    resident memory configured to electronically store information;

    a microprocessor configured to effectuate storage of the visual information and the vehicle performance information in the resident memory in event record datasets;

    a recorder communications port configured to facilitate transmission of the event record datasets to an external computing system, the external computing system comprising;

    a datastore configured to electronically store information,an external system communications port configured to facilitate communication with the recorder communications port, anda download module communicatively coupled to the datastore and the external system communications port configured to facilitate execution of data transfer actions therebetween; and

    an upload module communicatively coupled to the resident memory and the recorder communications port configured to facilitate execution of data transfer actions therebetween;

    wherein, responsive to receiving an indication from the download module of the external computing system that the event record datasets have been successfully received, the upload module of the vehicle event recorder causes the resident memory to overwrite the transmitted event record datasets.

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