Method and apparatus for determining driver fitness in real time

  • US 5,465,079 A
  • Filed: 08/13/1993
  • Issued: 11/07/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/14/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A system for evaluating fitness of a vehicle driver to operate a vehicle, including:

  • (a) a collision warning apparatus for collecting data relevant to determining the operational state of the vehicle and the driver;

    (b) an operational event recorder apparatus coupled to the collision warning apparatus for recording the collected relevant data and recording a driver profile;

    (c) a driver fitness evaluation apparatus coupled to the operational event recorder and the collision warning apparatus for generating the driver profile, and providing a real-time evaluation of the driver'"'"'s fitness to operate the vehicle by comparing the recorded driver profile with the driver'"'"'s current performance as indicated by the recorded relevant data.

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