Vehicle event recorder systems and networks having integrated cellular wireless communications systems

  • US 9,545,881 B2
  • Filed: 07/13/2015
  • Issued: 01/17/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/16/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle event recorder system configured to couple with a vehicle, the 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 vehicle systems transducers configured to generate output signals conveying vehicle usage information, the one or more vehicle systems transducers forming at least part of an on-board databus system, the vehicle usage information including information related to one or more of a drive-train, a transmission, an engine, brakes, or lights of the vehicle;

    a managed loop memory configured to electronically store information;

    a buffer memory configured to electronically store information;

    a transceiver configured to wirelessly transmit information to a remotely located server via a cellular communication network, wherein the transceiver is further configured to receive from the remotely located server a request specifying a first dataset; and

    a microprocessor configured to;

    effectuate storage of the visual information and the vehicle usage information in the managed loop memory in datasets, wherein the datasets include the first dataset; and

    responsive to receipt of the request specifying the first dataset, facilitate wireless transmission of the first dataset via the transceiver.

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