Systems and methods for assessing turns made by a vehicle

  • US 10,055,902 B2
  • Filed: 09/13/2017
  • Issued: 08/21/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/03/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for assessing turns made by at least one vehicle, said system comprising:

  • one or more memory storage areas; and

    one or more processors in communication with said one or more memory storage areas;

    wherein said processors are, collectively, configured to;

    receive, from one or more vehicle telematics devices located on the at least one vehicle, vehicle telematics data indicative of a historical travel path of the vehicle during one or more historical time periods, wherein the vehicle telematics data comprises a plurality of telematics data points collected during the one or more historical time periods, each telematics data point comprising data indicative of a vehicle heading at a particular location along the historical travel path of the vehicle and a time the data point is generated;

    identify, based at least in part on said vehicle telematics data, one or more turns executed by the vehicle during the one or more historical time periods, the one or more turns each comprising instances in which the vehicle executes a turn in order to change from (i) traveling in a first direction to (ii) traveling in a second direction, wherein the one or more turns are each identified as comprising a change in vehicle heading between successive telematics data points of the plurality of telematics data points exceeding a predefined threshold heading value;

    determine for each identified turn a turn segment comprising;

    a beginning turn point comprising a telematics data point occurring before the successive telematics data points;

    an ending turn point comprising a telematics data point occurring after the successive telematics data points; and

    one or more turn segment attributes selected from;

    the time elapsed between the beginning turn point and ending turn point, wherein the time elapsed defines the duration of the turn segment; and

    a turn type indicating where the identified turn segment occurs by;



    identifying, based at least in part on a telematics data point corresponding to the identified turn segment, a location of the turn segment;



    comparing the location of the turn segment against map data to identify one or more roads located at the location of the turn segment; and



    determining, based at least in part on the one or more roads at the location of the turn segment, a turn type for the turn segment;

    receive a user request for analysis of turns corresponding to one or more identified turn types;

    identify, based at least in part on telematics data corresponding to each turn segment, those turn segments identified as one of the identified turn types; and

    generate, based on said identified turn segments, a graphical display comprising a map illustrating the location of the identified turn segments and displaying one or more of the turn segment attributes of said identified turn segments.

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