Electronic logging device (ELD)

CAFC
  • US 10,171,950 B2
  • Filed: 05/22/2018
  • Issued: 01/01/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A computing device used in a vehicle, comprising:

  • a sensor interface configured to receive a plurality of sensor information from one or more sensors that sense physical characteristics including sensing when the vehicle is powered on;

    a GPS receiver configured to provide a plurality of location information after the vehicle is powered on;

    a storage device configured to store information in a document indicating a period of movement or a period of non-movement of the vehicle as determined based on the plurality of location information provided by the GPS receiver periodically;

    a processor configured to access the storage device while executing a location tracking application (LTA), said LTA being configured to track vehicle locations by recording the period of movement or the period of non-movement of the vehicle after a specified event condition is met, said specified event condition being met based on a first sensor information comprising one or more first physical characteristics;

    wherein the LTA provides;

    i. a log-in user interface configured to enable a driver of the vehicle to log into the LTA based on an access code assigned t©

    by an administrator of one or more groups of vehicles or drivers,ii. a first user interface configured to enable the driver to edit the document after the driver logs in, andiii. a second user interface configured to enable the driver to turn off a tracking mode of the vehicle;

    a wireless email interlace configured to transmit an e-mail containing the information indicating the period of movement or the period of non-movement of the vehicle;

    Bluetooth interface configured to transmit the information indicating the period of movement or the period of non-movement of the vehicle to a Bluetooth device; and

    a display device configured to display the period of movement or the period of non-movement of the vehicle.

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