Vehicle diagnostic detection through sensitive vehicle skin

  • US 9,117,318 B2
  • Filed: 04/15/2014
  • Issued: 08/25/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/2012
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method, comprising:

  • receiving sensor data from one or more vehicle sensors comprising a vehicle skin sensor;

    calibrating a vehicle skin baseline condition;

    determining, from the sensor data as against the vehicle skin baseline condition, if a vehicle skin event has occurred; and

    taking action if a vehicle skin event occurs, wherein the taking action comprises providing a notice, the notice comprising identification of a location of vehicle skin damage, wherein vehicle skin damage occurs if one or more vehicle skin events exceed one or more skin damage thresholds.

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