Vehicular traffic alerts for avoidance of abnormal traffic conditions

  • US 10,325,491 B1
  • Filed: 06/01/2018
  • Issued: 06/18/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method of generating a vehicle traffic alert and updating a vehicle-usage profile, the method comprising:

  • detecting, via one or more processors, that an abnormal traffic condition exists in an operating environment of a first vehicle;

    generating, via the one or more processors, an electronic message regarding abnormal traffic condition;

    transmitting, via the one or more processors, the electronic message to a nearby vehicle, wherein the electronic message is transmitted via wireless communication to alert the nearby vehicle of the abnormal traffic condition and to allow the nearby vehicle to avoid the abnormal traffic condition;

    receiving, via the one or more processors, telematics data regarding operation of the nearby vehicle after the nearby vehicle received the electronic message; and

    updating, via the one or more processors, a vehicle-usage profile associated with the nearby vehicle based upon the received telematics data regarding operation of the nearby vehicle.

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