Vnomics Corp., provider of onboard fuel optimization solutions, has received two new patents, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including its first patent for in-cab coaching.
“By providing immediate feedback for drivers so they can easily understand how their driving behaviors impact fuel economy, our True Fuel optimization solution is a proven method for increasing their engagement in saving and not wasting fuel,” said Ed McCarthy, CTP, VP of customer success and operations at Vnomics.
The new patents issued to Vnomics by USPTO, include:
- Patent 10,037,711 — System and Method for In-Vehicle Operator Training covers the True Fuel system for assessing the operational efficiency of a vehicle operator to determine a desired behavior based on vehicle efficiency and for presenting feedback in real time of the driver’s assessed performance and improvement.
- Patent 10,062, 301 — System and Method for In-Vehicle Operator Training covers the Vnomics exclusive True Fuel method for providing adaptable coaching for drivers in-cab based on their vehicle’s maintenance health and age. The True Fuel process, based on vehicle sensor information, is uniquely able to assess, in real-time, the current fuel performance of the truck based on its condition. Building on this information Vnomics can then adjust the coaching thresholds to customize them for each truck in a fleet so as to provide tailored feedback to drivers and thereby allowing the fuel efficiency performance to be fairly judged regardless of the vehicle they are operating.