Apparatus and method for vehicle economy improvement

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PATENT NO 10488221
APP PUB NO 20170305435A1
SERIAL NO

15523406

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A method and apparatus for evaluating the driving of a vehicle performing a journey on a road network is disclosed. The method comprises determining a fuel usage rate and an engine speed of a vehicle, and determining when the vehicle is coasting based upon at least one of the fuel usage rate and the engine speed of the vehicle. An acceleration of the vehicle, when the vehicle is determined to be coasting, is compared with a predetermined reference acceleration, and an application of braking during the coasting is determined based on the result of the comparison. A method and apparatus is also disclosed for determining a score indicative of the relative amount of time for which the vehicle is coasting without braking during a journey.

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TOMTOM TELEMATICS B V1011 AC AMSTERDAM

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ebert, Christoph Leipzig, DE 14 21
Kreim, Stefan Leipzig, DE 4 5
Leupold, Marco Leipzig, DE 9 13
Orlowsky, Steffen Dessau-Roßlau, DE 6 13
Pauwelussen, Jasper Johannes Anthonius The Hague, NL 6 13
Schmidt, Alexander Halle, DE 43 96
Verheijen, Paul Roeland Heemstede, NL 6 13

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