Vehicular driver warnings

  • US 10,163,350 B1
  • Filed: 08/19/2016
  • Issued: 12/25/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method of providing driver alerts, comprising:

  • monitoring, using one or more sensors associated with a first vehicle, a vehicle operating environment in which the first vehicle is operating;

    determining, by one or more processors, the first vehicle is operating in proximity to a second vehicle based upon sensor data obtained from the one or more sensors;

    determining, by one or more processors, an identifier associated with the second vehicle based upon the sensor data;

    receiving, at one or more processors, evaluation data associated with the second vehicle based upon the identifier, wherein the evaluation data indicates a quality level associated with operation of the second vehicle, and wherein the evaluation data originates from an occupant of the first vehicle;

    determining, by one or more processors, that the second vehicle is associated with a heightened risk of a vehicle accident based upon the evaluation data;

    generating, by one or more processors, a warning regarding the heightened risk; and

    presenting, by an output device, the warning to a vehicle operator of the first vehicle.

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