US Patent No. 10,922,970

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING DRIVING-ASSISTANCE TO DRIVERS OF VEHICLES


Patent No. 10,922,970
Issue Date February 16, 2021
Title Methods And Systems For Facilitating Driving-assistance To Drivers Of Vehicles
Inventorship Sathya Narayanan Nagarajan, Bengaluru (IN)
Nishant Kumar, Dhanbad (IN)
Harshit Sharma, East Vinod Nagar (IN)
Achal Gupta, Ghaziabad (IN)
Sacheth Kadam, Bengaluru (IN)
Assignee ANI Technologies Private Ltd., Bengaluru (IN)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,922,970

1. A method for assisting a driver of a vehicle, the method comprising:receiving, by a data collector of a server, from each vehicle of a plurality of vehicles, sensor data by way of a set of sensors installed in each vehicle, and image data by way of at least first and second image-capturing devices installed with each vehicle, wherein the plurality of vehicles include at least first and second sets of vehicles;
processing, by a data processor of the server, the sensor and image data to generate first and second sets of driving-assisting features, respectively,
wherein the first set of driving-assisting features is indicative of real-time traffic conditions, real-time road conditions, speed-time-distance attributes, braking-and-acceleration frequency, and health conditions of each vehicle, and driving patterns of each driver of each vehicle, and
wherein the second set of driving-assisting features is indicative of vision-based real-time traffic conditions, weather conditions, road conditions, and driving behavior of each driver;
retrieving, by the data collector, from a first data source, environmental data comprising at least one of meteorological data and road data associated with a route along which the driver is driving the vehicle, and, from a second data source, fleet data comprising at least one of accident data, safety-response-ticket data, and passenger feedback data of each vehicle of the first and second sets of vehicles, and vehicle maintenance data of each vehicle of the second set of vehicles;
processing, by the data processor, the environmental data to generate a third set of driving-assisting features that is indicative of environmental conditions and accident-prone zones of the route, and the fleet data to generate a fourth set of driving-assisting features that is indicative of accident patterns, vehicles' health conditions, drivers' risk profiles, and accident location and time of each accident associated with the route; and
generating, by a notification generator of the server, a warning message based on at least one of the first, second, third, and fourth sets of driving-assisting features, to alert the driver of the vehicle in real-time.