System for risk mitigation based on road geometry and weather factors

  • US 9,996,883 B2
  • Filed: 03/30/2015
  • Issued: 06/12/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/10/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system comprising:

  • a vehicle;

    a satellite navigation system, wherein the satellite navigation system is located in the vehicle and is configured to detect locations of the vehicle associated with a route being traveled by the vehicle, the locations of the vehicle associated with the route being traveled by the vehicle comprising a first location and a second location;

    a display screen, wherein the display screen is located in the vehicle;

    a computer processor communicatively coupled to the satellite navigation system; and

    a computer memory storing instructions that, when executed by the computer processor, cause the system to;

    receive, from the satellite navigation system, information identifying a location of the vehicle;

    calculate a safety risk score associated with a direction of travel along the route being traveled by the vehicle based on road feature information, the information identifying the location of the vehicle received from the satellite navigation system, a current direction of travel of the vehicle, a location of one or more road features associated with the road feature information along the route, and weather information identifying current weather conditions associated with the route being traveled by the vehicle; and

    debit an account associated with a driver of the vehicle by an amount associated with the safety risk score associated with the direction of travel along the route being traveled by the vehicle, wherein debiting the account associated with the driver of the vehicle by the amount associated with the safety risk score comprises;

    generating a notification indicating that the account associated with the driver of the vehicle is being charged for the amount associated with the safety risk score based on the route being traveled by the vehicle; and

    displaying, on the display screen in the vehicle, the notification indicating that the account associated with the driver of the vehicle is being charged for the amount associated with the safety risk score based on the route being traveled by the vehicle.

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