Insurance system related to a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system

  • US 9,390,451 B1
  • Filed: 01/24/2014
  • Issued: 07/12/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/24/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • receiving, via a driving analysis computing device comprising a processing unit, a clock, and a memory unit, a first vehicle operational data collected by a first vehicle data acquiring component, wherein the first vehicle operational data comprises driving data collected from a first vehicle engaged in an autonomous droning relationship with at least a second vehicle, wherein the first vehicle is a lead vehicle and the second vehicle is a drone vehicle and wherein the first vehicle transmits vehicle control commands to the second vehicle which cause the second vehicle to automate driving based on driving of the first vehicle, wherein the processing unit is programmed to;

    calculate an amount of time the first vehicle transmits vehicle control commands to the second vehicle; and

    transmit the amount of time and at least a portion of the first vehicle operational data to a server comprising a second processing unit and a second memory unit;

    determining, via the second processing unit of the server, a characteristic of the autonomous droning relationship, wherein the characteristic of the autonomous droning relationship comprises the amount of time the first vehicle is the lead vehicle;

    displaying a visual representation of the characteristic of the autonomous droning relationship on a display associated with the first vehicle;

    determining a property of a first insurance policy of the first vehicle using the characteristic of the autonomous droning relationship; and

    adjusting the first insurance policy based on the property.

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