Vehicle data collection and processing system

  • US 7,579,965 B2
  • Filed: 03/02/2007
  • Issued: 08/25/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/03/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for identifying abandoned stolen vehicles comprising the steps of:

  • collecting vehicle data over a first interval of time, said first interval being greater than or equal to seven days, said vehicle data comprising scanned license plate numbers correlated with dates and locations at which license plates were scanned;

    storing said vehicle data;

    comparing a license plate number of a stolen vehicle to said collected vehicle data; and

    processing results of said comparison to determine whether said license plate number of said stolen vehicle appears in said collected vehicle data a plurality of times during a second interval of time in a single location, wherein said second interval of time is greater than or equal to two days and is at least a portion of said first interval of time.

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