Taximeter for use in vehicles and method for the same

  • US 10,776,837 B2
  • Filed: 12/16/2015
  • Issued: 09/15/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/19/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A taximeter for a vehicle, comprising:

  • data interface for obtaining signal indicative of the vehicle'"'"'s current speed, preferably a speed pulse signal;

    a memory for storing tariff data;

    a first housing comprising a display; and

    a second housing comprising a processor,wherein the processor is for determining accrued fare based on the tariff data; and

    the display is for visualizing the accrued fare,wherein the memory is configured to store the tariff data in a data structure associating stroke characteristics, including a number of available stroke amounts and related stroke intervals, with corresponding speed ranges, and the processor is configured to dynamically determine, utilizing the obtained signal by the processor and the stored tariff data, stroke characteristics for a current situation including stroke value by the processor and stroke interval by the processor, and update, by the processor, the accrued fare after each stroke utilizing the dynamically determined stroke characteristics including the stroke value and the stroke interval, andwherein the stroke interval dynamically determined is in the order of magnitude of several seconds and the associations between the stroke intervals, stroke amounts and speed ranges as defined by the tariff data in the data structure are followed in the determination.

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