Systems and methods for utilizing telematics data to improve fleet management operations

  • US 10,192,370 B2
  • Filed: 06/06/2017
  • Issued: 01/29/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A fleet management system configured for managing a distributed network of fleet vehicles, the system comprising:

  • a plurality of telematics devices with each of the respective telematics devices affixed to a corresponding fleet vehicle, wherein each telematics device is configured to;

    monitor a plurality of onboard sensors located on the corresponding fleet vehicle; and

    upon detecting one or more trigger events, record telematics data received from one or more of the onboard sensors, wherein the recorded telematics data is indicative of the corresponding vehicle'"'"'s ignition status and the corresponding vehicle'"'"'s engine speed; and

    a computer system comprising one or more memory storage areas and one or more processors, wherein the one or more processors are configured to;

    receive, from each of the plurality of telematics devices, recorded telematics data for each of the fleet vehicles;

    segment the recorded telematics data for each of the fleet vehicles into one or more vehicle trips, wherein each vehicle trip is defined by a period of time during which the corresponding vehicle'"'"'s engine is continuously active, and each vehicle trip comprises one or more vehicle trip segments distinguished from other vehicle trip segments occurring within the same vehicle trip based on vehicle activity;

    associate at least one of the one or more trigger events with a vehicle trip segment; and

    determine, based at least in part on the association between the one or more trigger events and the vehicle trip segments, whether the one or more trigger events satisfy a predefined travel analysis criterion; and

    generate a graphical user display illustrating at least a portion of the recorded telematics data, wherein the graphical user display indicates whether the one or more trigger events satisfy the predefined travel analysis criterion.

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