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

  • US 9,530,333 B1
  • Filed: 03/21/2016
  • Issued: 12/27/2016
  • 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 while observed by a driving instructor;

    gathering driving skill data indicative of vehicle operation by the student driver from one or more sensors in a mobile device, the one or more sensors including at least one of the following;

    an accelerometer array, a geopositioning device, or an image capture device, andgathering comments from the 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 gathered using a user interface of the mobile device and are each associated with one of the one or more geographic locations based upon data gathered from the one or more sensors;

    generating a driving session report corresponding to the driving session, including;

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

    causing the driving session report to be displayed on a display device for review.

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