System for capturing passenger and trip data for a taxi vehicle

  • US 10,360,636 B1
  • Filed: 05/20/2016
  • Issued: 07/23/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/01/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system comprising:

  • a telematics device installed in a taxi vehicle, the telematics device comprising;

    one or more sensors;

    an alert device;

    a first processor; and

    first memory storing instructions that, when executed by the first processor, cause the telematics device to;

    capture an indication of the taxi vehicle;

    capture, from the one or more sensors, trip data comprising a type of a trip taken by the taxi vehicle and a number of miles driven during the trip; and

    capture, from the one or more sensors, passenger data comprising a number of passengers in the taxi vehicle during the trip; and

    a computing device communicatively coupled to the telematics device over a network, the computing device comprising;

    a second processor; and

    second memory storing second instructions that, when executed by the second processor, cause the computing device to;

    receive the indication of the taxi vehicle, the trip data, and the passenger data from the telematics device;

    determine, based on comparing the indication of the taxi vehicle with a plurality of available taxi vehicles, an identity of the taxi vehicle;

    generate a driving score for the taxi vehicle based, at least in part, on the identity of the taxi vehicle, the type of the trip, the number of miles driven during the trip, and the passenger data; and

    provide the driving score to at least one device of each of at least two entities associated with the taxi vehicle, wherein providing the driving score comprises;

    providing, to a driver of the taxi vehicle and via the alert device, an audible or visual alert of the driving score; and

    based on receiving a request from an employer of the driver of the taxi vehicle, provide, to at least one device associated with the employer of the driver of the taxi vehicle, the driving score.

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