Vehicle monitoring system

  • US 9,499,139 B2
  • Filed: 12/05/2014
  • Issued: 11/22/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/05/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle monitoring system, said vehicle monitoring system comprising:

  • a central processor operable to receive vehicle inputs from multiple vehicles, wherein the vehicle inputs are indicative of driving conditions of the vehicles;

    wherein said central processor is located remote from each of the multiple vehicles and receives the vehicle inputs from each of the multiple vehicles via wireless communication;

    wherein said central processor is operable to receive, for each vehicle of the multiple vehicles, an environment input indicative of the environment at the geographical location of that vehicle;

    wherein, responsive to processing by said central processor of the vehicle inputs and the environment inputs, said central processor determines if one or more of the multiple vehicles is at or approaching a potentially hazardous condition; and

    responsive to a determination that one or more of the multiple vehicles is a threatened vehicle at or approaching the potentially hazardous condition, said vehicle monitoring system, via wireless communication to the one or more threatened vehicles, at least one of (i) causes actuation of an alert of each of the one or more threatened vehicles to alert a driver of each of the one or more threatened vehicles of the potentially hazardous condition and (ii) controls a vehicle system of each of the one or more threatened vehicles to mitigate the potentially hazardous condition.

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