Systems and methods for updating maps based on telematics data

  • US 10,692,037 B2
  • Filed: 01/09/2018
  • Issued: 06/23/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for updating geographical maps, said method comprising:

  • receiving via one or more processors, operational data comprising telematics data records each identifying a historical vehicle location of a vehicle traveling along a vehicle path during one or more time periods;

    comparing, via the one or more processors, the operational data against map data stored in one or more non-transitory memory storage areas to identify off-known-path telematics data records, wherein the map data comprises road data points each representing a particular location along at least one known travel path and said off-known-path telematics data records are identified from the operational data as telematics data records each corresponding to a historical vehicle location positioned at a distance exceeding a certain distance threshold from the nearest of said road data points;

    identifying, via the one or more processors, one or more strings of chronologically consecutive off-know-path telematics data records;

    defining, via the one or more processors, each of said or more strings of off-known-path telematics data records as unknown portions of said vehicle path that do not correspond to any known travel paths;

    generating, via the one or more processors and based at least in part on said map data and said operational data, data defining a new known travel path based on said unknown portions of said vehicle path, said new known travel path representing a newly identified vehicle travel path; and

    updating, via the one or more processors, said map data by storing said stat defining said new known travel path such that said new known travel path is reflected in one or more maps defined by said map data.

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