Virtual trainer for in vehicle driver coaching and to collect metrics to improve driver performance

  • US 10,417,929 B2
  • Filed: 08/22/2016
  • Issued: 09/17/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/04/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of producing a performance metric indicative of a performance of a driver based on at least one metric corresponding to the driver'"'"'s operation of the vehicle, and sharing that metric with the driver during driving, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) automatically collecting vehicle data that can be used to evaluate the driver'"'"'s performance while the driver is operating the vehicle;

    (b) using a computing device to automatically analyze the vehicle data and determine if a driver has exceeded a first baseline for a specific metric;

    (c) after the first baseline is exceeded, automatically providing an audible indication to the driver indicating the first baseline has been exceeded;

    (d) using the computing device to automatically analyze the vehicle data and determine if a driver has exceeded a second baseline for the specific metric;

    (e) after the second baseline is exceeded, automatically reporting that the second baseline has been exceeded.

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