Systems and methods for assessing vehicle handling

  • US 9,256,992 B2
  • Filed: 03/30/2012
  • Issued: 02/09/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A fleet management computer system for assessing vehicle backing, said fleet management computer system comprising:

  • one or more memory storage areas; and

    one or more processors in communication with said one or more memory storage areas;

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

    receive operational data comprising vehicle telematics data, said vehicle telematics data being indicative of one or more vehicle dynamics for one or more vehicles operated by one or more vehicle operators during one or more time periods;

    identify, for each of said vehicles, one or more vehicle backing events occurring during said one or more time periods based on said operational data, said one or more vehicle backing events each comprising a period of time during which a respective vehicle is moving in a reverse direction;

    determine, for each of said identified backing events, one or more backing characteristics of said backing event based on said operational data, said one or more backing characteristics comprising data characterizing one or more aspects of a respective backing event; and

    generate a graphical display providing backing information indicative of said one or more backing characteristics for said identified backing events, said backing information comprising data characterizing the one or more aspects of said vehicle backing events.

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