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Smart Fuel Recommendation System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238532D
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-03
Document File: 4 page(s) / 135K

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Abstract

A system and method for smart fuel recommendation for a vehicle is disclosed.

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Smart Fuel Recommendation System

Disclosed is a system and method for smart fuel recommendation for a vehicle.

When people are driving to a destination, the gas consumption of their vehicle depends on many parameters. Most of the time the driver can control some parameters but not all parameters.

Controllable parameters

Average driving speed
The route
Number of passengers or cargo weight (towing)

Usage of air-conditioning/heater
Whether two wheel or four wheel driving
The nature of the driving (such as frequency of accelerating and breaking, which gear used when)

Uncontrollable but predictable parameters

Possible traffic
Speed limit of the way to the destination Wind speed
Weather condition (rainy),
Terrain (slopes)

Based on above parameters and location of the automotive vehicle, destination, and existing gas amount, the disclosed method predicts whether the driver should fill the gas on the way to the destination or not. If the vehicle will need additional fuel, then the possible gas station choices are identified. If there are multiple choices, then they are sorted based on gas price or distance.

The following Naming convention are used:

Gas usage - U

Average driving speed - v
The route distance - d
Number of passengers - n
Cargo weight (including towing) - c
Usage of air-conditioning - a
Usage of heater - h
Whether two wheel or four wheel driving -w

Traffic on the road - t
Road condition (Good Carpet highway vs country roads)- r Speed limit to the destination - s
Wind speed/direction - w

Weather condition (rainy)/snowy - e
Terrain (slopes) - l
Nature of the driving (such as frequency of accelerating and breaking, which gear used when) - k

The average driving speed(v) is proportional to the gas usage. If the average speed increases then the gas usage will also increase.

U α v ---> 1

The route distance (d) is also proportional to the gas usage. That means when the route distance increases the gas usage will also increase.

U α d ---> 2

The number of passengers (n) is also proportional to the gas usage. That means when the number of passengers the gas usage will also increase.

U α n ---> 3

The cargo weight (c) is also proportional to the gas usage. That means when the cargo weight increases the gas usage will also increase.

U α c ---> 4

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The usage of air-conditioning (a) is also proportional to the gas usage. That means when the usage of air-conditioning increases the gas usage will also increase.

U α a ---> 5

The usage of heater (h) is also proportional to the gas usage. That means when the usage of heater increases the gas usage will also increase.

U α h ---> 6

The number of wheels (w) driving is proportional to the gas usage. That means when the driver uses higher number wheels propel the vehicle that increases the gas usage as well.

U α w ---> 7

The traffic (t) is proportional to the gas usage.That means the higher traffic increases the gas usage as well.

U α t ---> 8

The speed limit to the destination (s) is proportion...