Patent Number: 6,295,000

Title: Method for assessing actuations of the accelerator by a vehicle driver todetect nervousness

Abstract: A method for assessing actuations of the accelerator by a vehicle driver todetect the nervousness of the driver, the cumulative path covered by theaccelerator, in terms of amount, being evaluated within a predefined timewindow when the change in velocity is less than a predetermined thresholdvalue and/or the change in position of the accelerator is less than apredetermined threshold value within this time window. Furthermore,alternatively and/or additionally, the number of reversals of thealgebraic sign of the time derivation of the accelerator position can betaken into account.

Inventors: Kuhn; Klaus-Peter (Pluderhausen, DE), Strenkert; Jochen (Stuttgart, DE)

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Expiration Date: 09/25/2013