Methods of theft prevention or mitigation

  • US 10,723,312 B1
  • Filed: 04/24/2019
  • Issued: 07/28/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/21/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method of vehicle theft prevention or mitigation, the method comprising:

  • collecting, by one or more processors, authorized driver-related data associated with one or more authorized drivers of a vehicle, wherein the authorized driver-related data includes telematics data regarding movements of the vehicle by the one or more authorized drivers over a period of time including multiple vehicle trips;

    collecting, by the one or more processors, current driver-related data associated with an individual currently driving the vehicle, wherein the current driver-related data includes telematics data regarding current movements of the vehicle by the individual currently driving the vehicle;

    determining, by the one or more processors, that the individual currently driving the vehicle is not one of the one or more authorized drivers of the vehicle based upon (i) the authorized driver-related data and (ii) the current driver-related data; and

    causing, by the one or more processors, operation of the vehicle to be disabled in response to determining that the individual currently driving the vehicle is not one of the one or more authorized drivers of the vehicle.

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