Method and apparatus for implementing a vehicle inspection waiver program

  • US 10,706,647 B2
  • Filed: 08/10/2016
  • Issued: 07/07/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/02/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of administering a vehicle inspection program, utilizing inspection stations, on an enrolled vehicle that produces vehicle operational data and has a driver, comprising:

  • determining, by at least one computer processor, that the enrolled vehicle is approaching an inspection station;

    electronically analyzing, by at least one computer processor, signals from a vehicle operational data collection system representing the vehicle operational data, thereby creating analysis results, wherein the analyzing the vehicle operational data includes;

    performing, by at least one computer processor, a preliminary assessment of driver behavior; and

    performing, by at least one computer processor, a preliminary assessment of vehicle integrity including analyzing vehicle fault data of the enrolled vehicle and computing a vehicle integrity score added together from multiple sensor data based on the performing of the preliminary assessment of vehicle integrity;

    making a determination, by at least one computer processor, as to whether to permit the vehicle to bypass inspection, based on the performing of the preliminary assessment of driver behavior and whether the vehicle integrity score surpasses an upper predetermined threshold or falls below a lower predetermined threshold; and

    causing, by at least one computer processor, a signal to be sent to the vehicle driver that inspection may be bypassed according to the determination as to whether to permit the vehicle to bypass inspection, based on the performing of the preliminary assessment of driver behavior and the performing of the preliminary assessment of vehicle integrity.

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