Determining whether a vehicle is parked for automated accident detection, fault attribution, and claims processing

  • US 9,019,092 B1
  • Filed: 03/08/2013
  • Issued: 04/28/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/08/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for automatically responding to a disturbance event occurring at a vehicle comprising:

  • detecting, at one or more sensors installed at the vehicle, that the disturbance event has occurred at the vehicle;

    determining, automatically at a disturbance response module installed at the vehicle, whether the vehicle was running when the disturbance event occurred;

    determining, automatically at the disturbance response module, whether the vehicle was moving when the disturbance event occurred;

    determining that the vehicle was parked when the disturbance event occurred in response to a determination that the vehicle was not running and not moving when the disturbance event occurred; and

    transmitting, using a communication module installed at the vehicle, a notification message that indicates the disturbance event has occurred at the vehicle.

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