05515285 is referenced by 176 patents and cites 17 patents.

A system for monitoring a vehicle experiencing a crisis situation, such as carjacking. Each vehicle to be monitored includes an on-board reporting apparatus. The reporting apparatus are operative during occurrence of the crisis situation to automatically initiate communication with a remote monitoring facility via a cellular telephone network. Selected status information will then be provided to the remote monitoring facility to permit real time tracking of the vehicle. As a result, law enforcement personnel may be contacted to effectively respond to the crisis situation. Preferably, the reporting apparatus further includes conspicuous alarm indicators, such as a siren and a strobe lamp.

Title
System for monitoring vehicles during a crisis situation
Application Number
8/168676
Publication Number
5515285
Application Date
December 16, 1993
Publication Date
May 7, 1996
Inventor
William P Lovegrove
Greenville
SC, US
Brent W Reed
Greenville
SC, US
Anthony F Garrett
Greer
SC, US
Charles N Garrett Sr
Wilmington
NC, US
Agent
Dority & Manning
Assignee
Car Trace Incorporated
SC, US
IPC
B60R 25/10
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