04804937 is referenced by 254 patents and cites 14 patents.

A vehicle monitoring system is described having an arrangement installed within a vehicle, wherein the system includes an external data terminal for communicating information to a remotely located base station. The arrangement includes a plurality of communication modules, each being capable of communicating messages associated with performance of the vehicle; a data bus member for electrically intercoupling the plurality of communication modules and for receiving the communicated messages therefrom; a driver interface module for transmitting messages to and for receiving messages from a vehicle operator; and a recorder coupled to the data bus member for recording information associated with performance of the vehicle which has been transmitted over the data bus member by the plurality of communication modules, coupled to the driver interface module via a second data bus member for transferring messages therebetween. The external data port is provided by the recorder and is used for communicating messages with the base station, preferably over an RF link.

Title
Vehicle monitoring arrangement and system
Application Number
7/54471
Publication Number
4804937
Application Date
May 26, 1987
Publication Date
February 14, 1989
Inventor
Gary W Milliorn
Austin
TX, US
Steven D Bromley
Austin
TX, US
Timothy D McCarthy
Arlington Heights
IL, US
William J Barbiaux
Schaumburg
IL, US
Agent
Robert J Crawford
Assignee
Motorola
IL, US
IPC
B60Q 1/00
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