Patent Number: 6,310,541

Title: Motor vehicle recorder system

Abstract: This invention relates to a Motor Vehicle Recorder System device, which consists of a tape recorder and sensitive microphone system installed in an automobile to record a conversation. The invention reveals a mini-tape recorder installed in a motor vehicle with a mini-microphone positioned on the driver's side. This recording system can be activated by either a foot switch or alternatively by voice activation. This Motor Vehicle Recorder System invention also includes activation in several different modes: (1) silent activation, (2) signal activation, (3) compliance activation whereby there is a message announcing that the incident is being recorded, and (4) automatic shut down of all other sound systems in the motor vehicle to allow this invention to function and record without background noise. The system has been designed to protect drivers involved in an accident, car failure, severe weather conditions or any other condition which causes the driver to abandon or leave the motor vehicle, The system has also been designed to protect law-abiding citizens and drivers in any attempted car-jacking situations and to discourage police officers from mistreating motorists and displaying unprofessional attitudes.

Inventors: Atkins; William T. (Eldersburg, MD)


International Classification: G08B 13/16 (20060101); G08B 15/00 (20060101); G11B 31/00 (20060101); B60Q 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018