Systems and methods for utilizing telematics data to improve fleet management operations

  • US 8,416,067 B2
  • Filed: 09/09/2009
  • Issued: 04/09/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A fleet management computer system comprising:

  • one or more memory storage areas; and

    one or more processors;

    wherein said one or more processors are, collectively, configured to;

    (i) receive telematics data from one or more vehicle sensors associated with a vehicle, said telematics data comprising engine idle data relating to the engine idle time of said vehicle;

    (ii) associate said telematics data with a particular segment of a vehicle trip; and

    (iii) execute a step selected from a group consisting of;

    (a) determining whether said telematics data indicates a potential inefficient operation by a driver of said vehicle and, in response to determining that said telematics data indicates a potential inefficient operation by said driver, generating an alert indicating said potential inefficient operation;

    (b) determining whether said telematics data indicates a potential safety hazard created by a driver of said vehicle and, in response to determining that said telematics data indicates a potential safety hazard created by said driver, generating an alert indicating said potential safety hazard; and

    (c) determining whether said telematics data indicates a potential theft hazard created by a driver of said vehicle and, in response to determining that said telematics data indicates a potential theft hazard created by said driver, generating an alert indicating said potential theft hazard.

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