Vehicular traffic alerts for avoidance of abnormal traffic conditions

  • US 10,019,901 B1
  • Filed: 08/14/2017
  • Issued: 07/10/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method of generating a vehicle-to-vehicle traffic alert and updating a vehicle-usage profile, the method comprising:

  • detecting, via one or more processors associated with a first vehicle, that an abnormal traffic condition exists in an operating environment of the first vehicle;

    generating, via the one or more processors associated with the first vehicle, an electronic message regarding the abnormal traffic condition;

    transmitting, via a vehicle-mounted transceiver associated with the first vehicle, the electronic message to a nearby vehicle, wherein the electronic message is transmitted via wireless communication to alert the nearby vehicle of the abnormal traffic condition and to allow the nearby vehicle to avoid the abnormal traffic condition;

    receiving, via the one or more processors associated with the first vehicle, telematics data regarding operation of the nearby vehicle after the nearby vehicle received the electronic message; and

    transmitting, via the one or more processors associated with the first vehicle, the telematics data to a remote server, wherein the remote server updates a vehicle-usage profile associated with the nearby vehicle.

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