Reward system related to a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system

  • US 10,096,067 B1
  • Filed: 01/24/2014
  • Issued: 10/09/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/24/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driving analysis system comprising:

  • a vehicle operational data collector, wherein the vehicle operational data collector is configured to collect a first vehicle operational data from at least one of vehicle sensors, vehicle on board diagnostic (OBD) systems, and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems; and

    a driving analysis computing device comprising;

    a processing unit comprising a processor; and

    a memory unit; and

    an electronic receiver,wherein the driving analysis computing device is configured to;

    receive, via the electronic receiver, the first vehicle operational data;

    determine, by the processor and using the first vehicle operational data, whether a first vehicle is engaged in a drafting relationship with at least a second vehicle, wherein the drafting relationship indicates that the first vehicle and the second vehicle move in alignment to reduce an effect of drag by using a slipstream of the first vehicle;

    determine, by the processor, a drafting characteristic of the drafting relationship using the first vehicle operational data;

    determine, by the processor, a drafting property associated with the first vehicle using the drafting characteristic; and

    allocate, by the processor, to the second vehicle a drafting reward based on the drafting property associated with the first vehicle.

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