Advanced vehicle operator intelligence system

  • US 9,440,657 B1
  • Filed: 09/17/2015
  • Issued: 09/13/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/17/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for monitoring a vehicle operator during operation of a vehicle, comprising:

  • (i) during a training period;

    receiving, at one or more processors, first sensor data from one or more sensors regarding at least one of the following;

    alertness of the vehicle operator, distractedness of the vehicle operator, emotional state of the vehicle operator, traffic conditions, environmental conditions, or the movement of the vehicle;

    determining, by one or more processors, that at least one response from a plurality of potential responses should be implemented based upon the received first sensor data;

    selecting, by one or more processors, a first response from the plurality of potential responses;

    causing the first response to be implemented;

    receiving, at one or more processors, second sensor data from the one or more sensors following the commencement of implementation of the first response; and

    recording in a user profile associated with the vehicle operator an indication of an effect of the first response on the vehicle operator, wherein the indication of the effect of the first response is based at least in part upon a reaction of the vehicle operator to the first response based upon the received second sensor data, and wherein recording in the user profile the indication of the effect of the first response on the vehicle operator includes generating the user profile based upon the received first and second sensor data; and

    (ii) during a monitoring period following the training period;

    receiving, at one or more processors, third sensor data from the one or more sensors regarding at least one of the following;

    alertness of the vehicle operator, distractedness of the vehicle operator, emotional state of the vehicle operator, traffic conditions, environmental conditions, or the movement of the vehicle;

    determining, by one or more processors, the vehicle operator is impaired, based upon the received third sensor data, with respect to at least one of the following vehicle operator states;

    alertness of the vehicle operator, distractedness of the vehicle operator, anxiety of the vehicle operator, agitation of the vehicle operator, aggression of the vehicle operator, or health of the vehicle operator;

    selecting, by one or more processors, a second response from the plurality of potential responses based upon the third sensor data and the user profile by;

    determining two or more predicted reactions of the vehicle operator to two or more of the plurality of potential responses based upon the third sensor data and the user profile;

    comparing the two or more predicted reactions of the vehicle operator to determine the most effective response from the two or more of the plurality of potential responses; and

    selecting the most effective response from the two or more of the plurality of potential responses; and

    causing the second response to be implemented.

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