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DriveCam Video Systems Granted Third Patent

November 5, 2002

DriveCam Video Systems, a developerof fleet safety technology, announced that it has been issued athird patent for technology related to its DriveCam video event data recorder.DriveCam also received two other patents in 2002 and has additional patentspending. U.S. Patent No. 6,389,340 was granted for the vehicle data recorder,a self-contained device for capturing video imagery in response to a triggering event. U.S. Patent No. 6,405,112 covers enhanced data retrieval capabilities. The most recent, U.S. Patent No. 6,449,540, represents a method for detectionand recognition of a predetermined wave pattern produced external to avehicle. These patents relate to the DriveCam Video Event Data Recorder, a tinyvideo camera mounted behind a vehicle's rear view mirror that recordswhat drivers see and hear. DriveCam is part of the company's DrivingFeedback System used by commercial fleets to evaluate driver performance. According to the company, used by thousands of commercial vehicles, the Driving Feedback systemhas been proven to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions bychanging driver behavior."These patents strengthen our leadership position as a provider of videoevent data recorders for commercial fleets," said Ed Andrew, presidentof DriveCam. "Our technology incorporates video of actual driving events,giving fleet managers the ability to counsel drivers and improve drivingperformance. This translates into fewer accidents and reduced operatingcosts. At the same time, the video recording also provides indisputableevidence when an accident occurs."The complete Driving Feedback System includes the DriveCam video eventdata recorder, HindSight 20/20 software, a manager's guide, driver guide,and instructional videotape. The DriveCam video recorder measures G-forcescaused by activities such as hard braking, acceleration, harsh corneringor collisions, which trigger it to save a driving event for later viewing. HindSight 20/20 is a Windows-based software program that allows fleetmanagers to download and view driving events and use them to evaluateindividual driving performance.About DriveCam Video Systems
DriveCam Video Systems develops fleet safety technology that it says improvesdriving performance and lowers operating costs. Based in San Diego, thecompany's Driving Feedback System combines video technology and managementsoftware to identify high-risk driving habits. Additional informationis available at
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