Automatic incorporation of vehicle data into documents captured at a vehicle using a mobile computing device

  • US 9,563,869 B2
  • Filed: 05/27/2014
  • Issued: 02/07/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/14/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method capturing load related vehicle data when generating electronic load documents, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) providing a mobile computing device having document capture functionality;

    (b) using the mobile computing device to capture a load related shipping paper, thereby providing a digital shipping paper;

    (c) automatically adding load related vehicle data to the digital shipping paper captured by the mobile computing document; and

    (d) wherein said load related vehicle data is acquired from one out of a group of sources consisting essentially of;

    (i) a vehicle data bus;

    (ii) a vehicle ECU; and

    (iii) a vehicle telematics device that includes a GPS component.

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