Sensata Technologies Holding has been granted a patent for a telematics camera device that includes sensors, a camera for capturing images, communication input-output, and an input port for connecting to a vehicle’s engine control module. The device features a movable housing with adjustable lens position for altering the camera’s field of view. GlobalData’s report on Sensata Technologies Holding gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Sensata Technologies Holding, Photovoltaic cell testing was a key innovation area identified from patents. Sensata Technologies Holding's grant share as of February 2024 was 58%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Telematics camera for vehicles with adjustable field of view

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Sensata Technologies Holding plc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11912207B2) discloses a device designed for vehicles, featuring a housing with two movable portions. The first portion contains sensors, while the second portion houses a camera that can capture images of the vehicle's surroundings. The device is intended to be attached to a vehicle's windshield and allows for adjusting the camera's field of view by rotating the second portion. It also includes communication input-output capabilities and an input port for connecting to the vehicle's electronic engine control module. Additionally, the device incorporates features like a protrusion for secure attachment to the windshield, non-volatile memory, and the ability to pivot the camera's direction for optimal recording.

Furthermore, the patent describes a method associated with the device, involving receiving signals from the vehicle's engine control module, recording camera footage based on these signals, storing the recordings, and allowing users to identify specific events for further storage or uploading to external storage. The method includes features like event identification signals, storing video data in a dedicated memory to prevent overwriting, and utilizing additional vehicle operation information received from the engine control module. The system also includes a user interface button for user interactions, a controller for event identification, and the ability to upload data to external storage devices like cloud-based storage. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive telematics camera system designed to enhance vehicle monitoring and recording capabilities.

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