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

  • US 9,691,195 B2
  • Filed: 10/17/2016
  • Issued: 06/27/2017
  • 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 a first type of information via a first communication network to a server computer, wherein the communications transceiver is further configured to transmit a second type of information via a second communication network to the server computer, wherein the first communication network is different from the second communication network;

    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, wherein the physical anomaly event triggers include a particular individual physical anomaly event trigger, and wherein the detailed complete datasets include a particular individual detailed complete dataset that corresponds to the particular individual physical anomaly event trigger;

    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, wherein the abbreviated datasets include a particular individual abbreviated dataset that has been created by parsing the particular individual detailed complete dataset such that the particular individual abbreviated dataset corresponds to the particular individual physical anomaly event trigger;

    effectuate storage of the abbreviated datasets in the electronic memory, andfacilitate transmission of the detailed complete datasets through the communications transceiver via the first communication network such that the particular individual detailed complete dataset is transmitted via the first communication network; and

    facilitate transmission of the abbreviated datasets through the communications transceiver via the second communication network such that the particular individual abbreviated dataset is transmitted via the second communication network.

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