Driving analysis using vehicle-to-vehicle communication

  • US 9,147,353 B1
  • Filed: 05/29/2013
  • Issued: 09/29/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/29/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driving analysis computing device comprising:

  • a processing unit comprising a processor; and

    a memory unit storing computer-executable instructions, which when executed by the processing unit, cause the driving analysis computing device to;

    receive first vehicle driving data collected by vehicle operation sensors within a first vehicle;

    receive second vehicle driving data transmitted from a second vehicle to the first vehicle using vehicle-to-vehicle communications;

    perform an analysis of the first vehicle driving data and the second vehicle driving data;

    determine a driving behavior associated with the first vehicle or the second vehicle, based on the analysis of the first vehicle driving data and the second vehicle driving data, wherein determining the driving behavior includes;

    determining a first relative position of the second vehicle with respect to the first vehicle at a first time,determining a second relative position of the second vehicle with respect to the first vehicle at a second time after the first time, anddetermining that the first vehicle and the second vehicle were racing, based on the first and second relative positions and the first and second times; and

    output the determined driving behavior associated with the first vehicle or the second vehicle.

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