Real-time driver observation and scoring for driver's education

  • US 9,342,993 B1
  • Filed: 10/10/2014
  • Issued: 05/17/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • during a driving session in which a student driver operates a vehicle;

    gathering, from one or more sensors in a mobile device, driving skill data indicative of at least one of behavior of the student driver, acceleration of the vehicle, braking of the vehicle, or steering of the vehicle, wherein the one or more sensors in the mobile device include at least one of the following;

    an accelerometer array or a geopositioning device, andgathering, from a user interface, comments from a driving instructor regarding vehicle operation at one or more geographic locations along a route traveled by the vehicle during the driving session, wherein the comments are associated with the one or more geographic locations and the one or more geographic locations are determined based upon data gathered from the one or more sensors;

    generating a driving session report corresponding to the driving session by an application specifically configuring a computing device to generate the driving session report, wherein the driving session report includes;

    at least one score based on the gathered driving skill data, andthe gathered comments from the driving instructor about the driving session; and

    causing, by the application specifically configuring the computing device, the driving session report to be displayed on a display device.

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