Determining whether a vehicle is parked for automated accident detection, fault attribution, and claims processing

  • US 10,417,713 B1
  • Filed: 04/16/2015
  • Issued: 09/17/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/08/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system comprising:

  • one or more processors;

    a data store storing a set of records of disturbance events that have respectively occurred involving parked vehicles;

    a first communication module in signal communication with a second communication module of a vehicle wherein the vehicle comprises one or more sensors configured to detect that a disturbance event has occurred at the vehicle; and

    memory storing instructions that, when executed by one or more of the processors, cause the system to;

    receive, via the first communication module, one or more communications from the second communication module of the vehicle wherein one of the communications indicates that a disturbance event has occurred at the vehicle while the vehicle was parked,create a record of the disturbance event at the data store based on one or more of the communications received,transmit the record of the disturbance event to a remote system,receive a response from the remote system, wherein the response is generated after the remote system identifies a matching disturbance event having a same time, date, and location as the disturbance event,using information in the response, identify an individual associated with the vehicle even when the individual is not a customer of an entity managing the system, andprovide, to a computing device associated with the individual, a notification indicating that the disturbance event has occurred.

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