System and method for driver performance improvement

  • US 6,909,947 B2
  • Filed: 10/12/2001
  • Issued: 06/21/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/14/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of informing a vehicle operator to improve the operator'"'"'s performance, the method comprising the steps of:

  • receiving vehicle operating data from the vehicle relating to the vehicle operating condition;

    monitoring an interior portion of the vehicle and receiving operator activity data from the interior portion of the vehicle relating to activities of the operator within the interior portion;

    receiving vehicle environment data from the environment external to the vehicle;

    monitoring the vehicle operator and receiving operator condition data relating to a condition of the vehicle operator;

    estimating an operator cognitive load; and

    prioritizing vehicle information based upon the operator cognitive load for selectively informing the operator of the vehicle information.

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