US 9,812,015 B1
Systems and methods for determining parking information for a vehicle using vehicle data and external parking data
Evan Gabriel Turitz Cox, Pleasant Hill, CA (US); Joshua Cabrera Primero, San Francisco, CA (US); Muhammad Waliji, San Francisco, CA (US); Dan Richard Preston, Jr., San Francisco, CA (US); Jose Mercado, San Francisco, CA (US); and Daniel Eric Goodman, Mountain View, CA (US)
Assigned to METROMILE, INC., San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed by METROMILE, INC., San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed on Sep. 1, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/842,736.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/044,970, filed on Sep. 2, 2014.
Int. Cl. G08G 1/14 (2006.01)
CPC G08G 1/144 (2013.01) [G08G 1/143 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-implemented method for providing parking information, comprising:
(a) obtaining vehicle data from a mobile computing device of a user onboard the vehicle, wherein the mobile computing device comprises a Global Positioning System component and one or more accelerometers, and wherein the vehicle data is obtained using the Global Positioning System and the one or more accelerometers without use of any information from a sensor of the vehicle;
(b) determining, using one or more programmed computer processors, whether the vehicle is parked from the vehicle data obtained from the Global Positioning System component and one the or more accelerometers comprised in the mobile computing device of the user onboard the vehicle without use of any information from the sensor of the vehicle;
(c) determining, using the one or more programmed computer processors, a parking location of the vehicle from the vehicle data when the vehicle is parked; and
(d) outputting the parking location of the vehicle determined in (c) to a graphical user interface of the mobile computing device of the user.