Systems and methods for utilizing telematics data to improve fleet management operations

  • US 9,324,198 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2015
  • Issued: 04/26/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for assessing vehicle efficiency, the method comprising:

  • receiving, via one or more processors, telematics data for a vehicle, the telematics data comprising engine idle data relating to the engine idle time of the vehicle;

    associating, via the one or more processors, the telematics data with a particular segment of a vehicle trip; and

    executing, via the one or more processors, a step selected from the group consisting of;

    determining, via the one or more processors, whether the telematics data indicates a potential inefficient operation of the vehicle and, in response to determining that the telematics data indicates a potential inefficient operation of the vehicle, generating an alert indicating the potential inefficient operation;

    determining, via the one or more processors, whether the telematics data indicates a potential safety hazard and, in response to determining that the telematics data indicates a potential safety hazard, generating an alert indicating the potential safety hazard; and

    determining, via the one or more processors, whether the telematics data indicates a potential theft hazard and, in response to determining that the telematics data indicates a potential theft hazard, generating an alert indicating the potential theft hazard.

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