SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXTRACTION OF VEHICLE OPERATIONAL DATA AND SHARING DATA WITH AUTHORIZED COMPUTER NETWORKS

  • US 20140040434A1
  • Filed: 02/20/2012
  • Published: 02/06/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/18/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for enabling the generation and sharing of vehicle operation dia via a computer network, characterized in that the system comprises:

  • (a) a data harvesting device connected to an information system of a vehicle, the data harvesting device capturing vehicle information from the vehicle and processing the vehicle information to generate current vehicle operation data; and

    (b) a computer system in communication with the data harvesting device, the computer system including one or more server computers connected to a computer network;

    the data harvesting device connecting to the computer system on an intermittent basis via a wireless network;

    the computer system including a database system for logging the current vehicle operation data; and

    the computer system being configured to act as an information gateway for provisioning the current vehicle operation data to one or more remote server computers in communication with the computer system.

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