System for monitoring vehicle efficiency and vehicle and driver performance

  • US 6,253,129 B1
  • Filed: 03/27/1997
  • Issued: 06/26/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for managing a fleet vehicle, comprising:

  • determining the location of the fleet vehicle;

    checking a database for frequencies available in a geo-cell in which the fleet vehicle is located;

    trying all available frequencies;

    determining which of the available frequencies has the best reception;

    performing a protocol handshake;

    requesting pertinent information for the geo-cell;

    sending vehicle and event information to a dispatch office;

    determining if a change of course is warranted;

    upon a change of course being warranted, contacting the dispatch office via a wireless communication link;

    analyzing a new route;

    instructing the driver of the fleet vehicle of the new route; and

    otherwise repeating said location determining step.

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