Systems and methods for utilizing telematics data to improve fleet management operations

  • US 9,704,303 B2
  • Filed: 10/17/2014
  • Issued: 07/11/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A fleet management computer system comprising:

  • one or more memory storage areas; and

    one or more processors;

    wherein said one or more processors are, collectively, configured to;

    receive telematics data collected by one or more vehicle sensors associated with a vehicle, wherein said telematics data is indicative of the engine run time and engine idle time of said vehicle;

    associate one or more portions of said telematics data with one or more vehicle trip segments,wherein said one or more vehicle trip segments are segments of a given vehicle trip and each of said one or more vehicle trip segments are distinguished from other vehicle trip segments occurring during the given vehicle trip by vehicle activity, andwherein the vehicle'"'"'s engine is continuously active during each vehicle trip, and each vehicle trip begins with starting the vehicle'"'"'s engine and ends with turning off the vehicle'"'"'s engine; and

    determine one or more engine idle time percentages each indicating the percentage of engine run time that said vehicle'"'"'s engine was idling during one or more vehicle trip segments.

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