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Cognitive System and Method to derive the least Stressful Navigational Route

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250067D
Publication Date: 2017-May-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

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Method and System for Cognitively Deriving Least Stressful Navigational Route

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for cognitively deriving least stressful navigational route to a driver regarding specific destination. The method and system identifies stress factors, trigger points, data points regarding routes, timing, weather and external events to derive the least stressful navigational route.

Description

Disclosed is a method and system for cognitively deriving least stressful navigational route to a driver regarding specific destination. The method and system identifies stress factors, trigger points, data points regarding routes, timing, weather and external events to derive the least stressful navigational route.

The method and system determines the best navigational route for avoiding stress and/or reduction in stress for the driver by analyzing the driver's physiological data/ driver’s stress levels while driving and correlating external factors with the driver’s stress levels. Here, the external factors can be, but need not be limited to, towing a vehicle, towing a trailer, excessive potholes, narrowness, small two lane road, shoulder width, arriving at lights that are not properly synchronized, excessive amounts of pedestrians and the like. Subsequently, the method and system builds a navigational route by anticipating external conditions for route segments and determining the driver’s likely stress level with each segment for producing a route with the least possible combined stress score.

In a scenario, the method and system can suggest two entirely different routes to two drivers travelling to the same location at the same time on the same day based on the external factors that affect the respective drivers. For instance, one driver can be overly stressed by heavy traffic while another driver can be more stressed by highway/high speed traffic. Similarly, one driver can be good in driving through narrow roads while the other driver may not be good with the narrow roads.

In an embodiment, the method and system initially collects source and destination of the driver. The source of the driver is collected based on Global Positioning System (GPS) of a vehicle and the destination is manually entered by the driver immediately upon entering into the vehicle. Subsequently, the method and system receives a visual or audible confirmation from the driver regarding the specific destination before deriving the best navigational route.

The method and system usually considers pre-defined stressful items of the driver based on previous driving scenarios and derives the best navigational route. However,

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