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Sensors 2010, 10(6), 5395-5408; doi:10.3390/s100605395
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Data Acquisition, Analysis and Transmission Platform for a Pay-As-You-Drive System

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Department of Electronics, University of Alcalá, 28871 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
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Received: 30 March 2010 / Revised: 15 April 2010 / Accepted: 13 May 2010 / Published: 1 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intelligent Sensors - 2010)
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Abstract

This paper presents a platform used to acquire, analyse and transmit data from a vehicle to a Control Centre as part of a Pay-As-You-Drive system. The aim is to monitor vehicle usage (how much, when, where and how) and, based on this information, assess the associated risk and set an appropriate insurance premium. To determine vehicle usage, the system analyses the driver's respect for speed limits, driving style (aggressive or non-aggressive), mobile telephone use and the number of vehicle passengers. An electronic system on board the vehicle acquires these data, processes them and transmits them by mobile telephone (GPRS/UMTS) to a Control Centre, at which the insurance company assesses the risk associated with vehicles monitored by the system. The system provides insurance companies and their customers with an enhanced service and could potentially increase responsible driving habits and reduce the number of road accidents.
Keywords: Pay As You Drive; EOBD; GPS; UMTS; RF Harvesting Pay As You Drive; EOBD; GPS; UMTS; RF Harvesting
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Boquete, L.; Rodríguez-Ascariz, J.M.; Barea, R.; Cantos, J.; Miguel-Jiménez, J.M.; Ortega, S. Data Acquisition, Analysis and Transmission Platform for a Pay-As-You-Drive System. Sensors 2010, 10, 5395-5408.

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