System for Monitoring Vehicle Use

  • US 20110035139A1
  • Filed: 11/27/2008
  • Published: 02/10/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for monitoring a vehicle'"'"'s compliance with one or more vehicle-use conditions for accessing a transport network, the system comprising:

  • (a) an in-vehicle unit (IVU) associated with a vehicle being monitored, the IVU comprising;

    a receiver for receiving positioning signals;

    a processor for processing a time-marked log of vehicle data;

    a storage element for storing the time-marked log; and

    a first wireless communication element for communicating time marked data to a Service Provider (SP) processing apparatus; and

    (b) one or more Service Providers operating Service Provider (SP) processing apparatus, the SP processing apparatus comprising;

    a SP wireless communication element for receiving time-marked data from one or more IVUs;

    a SP processor for processing received data, the SP processor adapted to compare received data from the time-marked log of a vehicle with one or more vehicle-use conditions that are specific to that vehicle, and to generate a non-compliance report where the comparison indicates that non-compliant activity has occurred; and

    a SP storage element for storing non-compliance reports and relevant time-marked data;

    wherein the one or more vehicle-use conditions monitored for compliance are specific to the vehicle being monitored said conditions having been defined electronically in a datafile unique to that vehicle.

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