Navigator with Radar-detector

Patent: 96951 from 19.04.2010 It is valid to 2020 Navigator with Radar-detector

The Utility model forms a part of a personal navigation equipment which serves for orientation in the area, guiding on the route and can be used for video/audio recording, as well as warning about functioning speed-measuring radars/cameras on the route to a destination.

There are a lot of GPS or GNSS (Global Navigational Satellite System), for instance CARMANI CX-230, which has among its functions - giving directions throughout the route, self-locating and other similar services, based on work of navigational chips, receivers.

There are plenty of different radars-detektors which pick up the signals of speed-measuring radars and cameras and warn drivers of auto/motto vehicles about it.

There also have appeared nowadays plenty of audio and video recording mini-equipment called recorders, which purpose is video/audio recording of a vehicle's ambiance. This equipment helps to find a guilty party in cases of disputable accidents on the road, briberies and blackmailing by the police representatives.
The main disadvantage of the described technical decision is the absence of the possibility of the automatical recording of the information about vehicle's whereabouts and its speed in the zone of finctioning of speed-measuring radars.

Speaking about the technical advantage of this Utility model we should point out the possibility of the automatical recording of the information about vehicle's location and its speed at a proper time in case the vehicle gets into the zone of finctioning of speed measuring radars.
The purpose can be achieved the following way: the navigation equipment, warning a driver about functioning and the location of a speed-measuring radar, has a frame containing a navigational unit which consists of the loudspeaker, the system of video and audio recording equipment and the antiradar.

The Utility model has a rectangular shape and consists of the frame, the sensor screen, the settings controlling buttons, functional modes and the phone, as well as different connectors for other additional equipment. The size of the Utility model and its screen can be different, as well as the material they are going to be made of, but it is not essential, neither the type of the operating system has much importance, but it requires to support all the applications necessary for functioning of all the devices integrated into the Utility model.

Integration of various devices into the Utility model allows us to increase the range of their functional opportunities. The Utility model (further referred to as UM) can be equipped with the functions which upon the antiradar's response could point out the definite location of a speed-measuring radar/camera on the map of the navigator. At the same time the audio/video recorder (videocamera) will turn on itself, recording the video images and the sound to get the proof of the legitimacy of actions of the policemen.
In the future, when approaching this spot, the navigator will warn the driver in advance about the closeness of the area where the antiradar went off. In this case you will most likely avoid the violation of the rules of driving, reducing your speed on time. All or some of the functions, of course, can be turned off or their modes can be set to a more precise level. If necessary, the spots at the map of the navigator, the audio records and video images made with recorder can be deleted, copied or located to different info carriers or internal memory of the UM.

Inside the frame there will be located an antenna and an antiradar's receiver, a chip and a receiver of the navigational unit, a system of the audio and video recording equipment, as well as a cellular phone/modem. For good functioning of the operating system, navigation programs and other applications of any kind, a digital processor and a Flash memory card should be installed. Along with that a lithium charger will be located in the frame. There is a sensor screen in the frame of the Utility model. The size and the resolution of the screen are not of great importance as long as it is comfortable to work with the installed applications.
On the front panel of the Utility model there are the buttons of turning the functions on and off and the ones controlling the settings and modes. These buttons operate the phone as well. The functional usage of the buttons depends on the opened on the UM application (program). When the phone calls there should appear a window "Telephone".

On the back panel of the Utility model there will be located the lens of the photo/video camera and the compartment for a lithium battery. The specific volume of 1000-5000 milliampere/hour (mAh) per battery will be enough. Under it there will be a slot for a card of the phone/modem.

In the left panel of the Utility model there will be situated the inputs for the videocmera and the microphone to record the signals from them made by the recorder, there will be as well the input for the videosignal to connect, for example, the camera of rear view. When signalling this input, the screen will be showing the image, it is useful because when going in reverse direction one does not have to turn on the display himself but it would turn on itself automatically when having the signal from the rear view camera. The connectors should preferrably have the standard size, 3,5mm.
There will also be on the left a USB port for connecting Flash, SSD or HDD drives' which files can be opened with any installed on the UM application, copied or moved to the internal memory of the UM, removed or sent to the Flash Card of the UM. Digital files from the internal memory of the UM or from the Flash Card can be copied or moved to the USB carrier Flash, SSD or HDD. On the left panel of the UM there will be a slot for various Flash cards. To watch DVD movies, the Card reader should be able to read the cards of minimum 8 GB because the size of a standard DVD movie is 4.5 GB.

The file manager of the operating system should work with the Flash Card without any limitations as well as working with USB carriers Flash, SSD and HDD. The best way would be if the recorder could record video and sound to the Flash Card. For videorecording the AVI format is universal, for sound - MP3, they are compact and give cualitative image and sound.

On the right panel of the Utility model there will be situated the outputs of the videosignal and audiosignal. The connectors should preferrably have the standard size, 3,5mm.
Via adapters with a TV connected to them we will get a mini DVD-player but it's necessary to record digital files to the Flash Card. It is also comfortable to watch and listen the files made with the recorder. So there will be no necessity to use a PC or a laptop.
On the right side of the UM there will be located an output for a monitor connection, even via an adapter. It's necessary for working with the UM as if it is a PC. The processor's power definitely will not be enough for handling serious graphic images and video arrangement but working with office applications will be more than possible. On the right panel there will be an additional USB port for keyboard, mouse and other devices. It will be possible to charge the battery through USB port. With the help of cabel via USB port the UM can be connected to a PC or a laptop and the UM will be defined as a new disc (a folder). So, we will get a mimimum replacement of a PC.

On the right side of the panel there will be situated a system's restart button RESET. It's important when the processor is weak. Along with that there will be a connector to connect with the side of the car, 12 W, for instance, via the cigarette lighter in the car, it should come together with the wire.
On the upper panel of the Utility model there will be located ON and OFF buttons for power, the antiradar and the recorder (video/photocamera) . If the videocamera or the microphone are not connected to the connectors of the recorder, then upon turning the recorder ON, the installed video/photocamera turns on itself. Its resolution should be enough to make the process of watching comfortable.
In the lower panel of the Utility model, in its left side there will be located a loudspeaker, serving as a speaker for the phone as well; in the right side - a microphone.

The usage of the Utility model will allow its owner save money instead of buying several devices and get an opportunity to always have a PC replacement at hand which will let him resolve almost all office tasks, have access to the Internet and make voice phone calls.

When the speed-measuring radar goes off or upon pressing the button "turn on the videocamera", there will be the video and audio recording turned on, displaying on the screen the coordinates, time within the time zone and speed of the vehicle. It will be an essential proof for the police in case of a car accident.

The Formula of the Utility model

The navigation equipment warning a driver about functioning and the location of a speed measuring radar, having a frame containing a navigational unit which consists of the loudspeaker, the system of video and audio recording equipment and the radar-detektor.

The Summary

The shape, size, weight and the price of the Utility model can be reduced signficantly if you do not install some of the functions. The main thing is to unify the navigator and radar-detektor.

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