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

  • US 9,566,910 B2
  • Filed: 10/30/2015
  • Issued: 02/14/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/16/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle event recorder system comprising:

  • a video camera configured to capture image data, wherein the video camera has a field of view arranged to include an environment in and/or around a vehicle;

    a communications transceiver configured to transmit information via a communication network to a server computer;

    an electronic memory configured to electronically store information; and

    a microprocessor configured to;

    effectuate storage of captured image data in the electronic memory,responsive to physical anomaly event triggers, create detailed complete datasets that correspond to individual physical anomaly event triggers, wherein the detailed complete datasets include image data captured by the video camera;

    create abbreviated datasets by parsing the detailed complete datasets such that the abbreviated datasets include less bytes of data than the corresponding detailed complete datasets;

    effectuate storage of the abbreviated datasets in the electronic memory, andfacilitate transmission of an individual one of the detailed complete datasets and the abbreviated datasets via the communications transceiver based on an amount of available bandwidth in the communication network,wherein the microprocessor is configured to facilitate transmission of an individual one of the abbreviated datasets responsive to the amount of available bandwidth being sufficient to permit transmission of the abbreviated datasets in real-time or near real-time, andwherein the microprocessor is configured to facilitate transmission of an individual one of the detailed complete datasets responsive to the amount of available bandwidth being sufficient to permit transmission of the detailed complete datasets.

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