Patent Number: 7,788,063

Title: Utilizing gross vehicle weight to determine passenger numbers

Abstract: A method, system, and computer program for determining the number of passengers riding on a vehicle in real time is presented. A total weight of passengers on the vehicle is divided by an estimated weight of each of the passengers to estimate how many passengers are on the vehicle in real time.

Inventors: Bodin; William K. (Austin, TX), Jaramillo; David (Lake Worth, FL), Redmond; Calista J. (Washington, DC), Thorson; Derral C. (Austin, TX), Whaples; Thomas S. (San Francisco, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G01G 7/00 (20060101); G06M 11/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018