Real-time driver observation and progress monitoring

  • US 9,959,780 B2
  • Filed: 01/19/2017
  • Issued: 05/01/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/04/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driver evaluation system for evaluating progress of a driver'"'"'s skill level, the driver evaluation system comprising:

  • (A) a driving-monitor system including;

    (i) a GPS unit or an accelerometer that generates movement-data based on a detected movement of a vehicle, wherein the movement-data relates to one or more of;

    position, speed, acceleration, or direction of movement of the vehicle;

    (ii) a processor that;

    (a) generates, based on the generated movement-data, a driving skill score for a driving session; and

    (ii) generates a binary or ternary progress score for the driving session based on a comparison between the generated driving skill score and one or more past driving skill scores; and

    (iii) a communication interface that transmits data representing;

    (a) a first graphic indication, generated based on the generated driving skill score, to visually indicate one or more attributes relating to the generated driving skill score, wherein the one or more attributes includes;

    acceleration, cornering, or braking; and

    (b) a second graphic indication, generated based on the binary or ternary progress score, to visually indicate a trend, represented by the progress score, from the one or more past driving skill scores to the generated driving skill score;

    (B) a display device, communicatively connected to the driving-monitor system, that;

    (i) receives the data representing the first and second graphic indications, and (ii) displays the first graphic indication to visually indicate the one or more attributes relating to the generated driving skill score and the second graphic indication to visually indicate the trend, represented by the progress score, from the one or more past driving skill scores to the generated driving skill score.

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