Vehicle mounted camera systems may collide with external objects during movement of the vehicle. Such collisions can damage the camera system, the mounting structure, and the vehicle. Techniques described here seek to reduce damage in such instances. During a collision, the vehicle mounted camera system structure is caused to break away from the colliding object such that damage is limited to parts of the mounting structure that can be replaced easily.
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Yerdon, Mark; Piatti, Lawrence; and Yoo, Helen, "Breakaway structure for a vehicle mounted camera system", Technical Disclosure Commons, (October 18, 2017)