System and method for reducing driving risk with hindsight

  • US 10,235,655 B2
  • Filed: 11/01/2017
  • Issued: 03/19/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for forensic analysis of a vehicle accident, comprising:

  • capturing a driving event at an event capture device coupled with a vehicle, the driving event associated with a vehicle accident and comprising video data, audio data, metadata fields, and vehicle status information from before and during the vehicle accident;

    providing the driving event to an evaluation server;

    analyzing the driving event to determine one or more key elements related to the vehicle accident, comprising;

    analyzing the video data for vehicle accident elements;

    analyzing the audio data for the vehicle accident elements; and

    analyzing the vehicle status information for the vehicle accident elements, wherein the vehicle status information includes speed and acceleration data before and during the accident;

    determining one or more factors that contributed to a cause of the vehicle accident, comprising;

    determining a first correlation relating to how often a first element of the vehicle accident elements is a first accident causal factor;

    determining a second correlation relating to how often a second element of the vehicle accident elements is a second accident causal factor;

    determining a third correlation relating to how often a combination of the first element and the second element is a third accident causal factor;

    ranking the plurality of elements and combinations of elements; and

    determining the one or more factors that contributed to the cause of the vehicle accident based on the ranked plurality of elements and the ranked combinations of elements;

    providing the one or more factors to the evaluation server; and

    generating a report identifying one or more factors that contributed to the cause of the vehicle accident;

    providing a coaching session to a driver or a group of drivers to avoid the one or more factors that contributed to the cause of the vehicle accident;

    generating a report of the vehicle accident, wherein the report includes the determined one or more factors that contributed to the cause of the vehicle accident; and

    outputting the report.

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