Systems and methods for telematics monitoring and communications

  • US 9,164,957 B2
  • Filed: 03/12/2013
  • Issued: 10/20/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/24/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A computer-implemented method comprising:

  • receiving, at a processor, an operation indication associated with operation of a vehicle, wherein the operation indication comprises power being supplied to an on-board diagnostics (OBD) port associated with the vehicle;

    responsive to receiving the operation indication, advancing an operational count of a vehicle power activated counter;

    storing the operational count;

    comparing the stored operational count with a previously stored count, wherein the previously stored count corresponds to a previously stored end-of-vehicle-operation operational count, and wherein the stored operational count corresponds to a start-of-vehicle-operation operational count, wherein the processor is further configured to provide an alert in response to the stored operational count and the previously stored count differing by greater than a predefined threshold; and

    generating, responsive to the comparing, a monitor indication representing whether the vehicle has been monitored during a previous operation.

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