Posted on March 16, 2019
GeoSpace Labs Files Patent Application for Method & System to Determine 49 CFR 395.1(k) Agriculture ELD Exemption
GeoSpace Labs announced today that is has filed a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a system and method to determine Electronic Logging Device (ELD) exemption for transporters of agricultural commodities.
The invention is a sophisticated computer algorithm that can be used by Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) AOBRD or ELD units and/or government enforcement systems to evaluate the historic and current trigonometric relationship between the CMV geospatial location(s) and the geospatial location of a qualifying source of transported agricultural commodity at any point in time also considering the load state of the CMV and the sequence of commodity transported.
Since ELD units are centered on commercial drivers, automating the 395.1(k) exemption required advanced computer science methods to work alongside the current design specifications of federally certified ELD units. Additional processing dimensions and enhanced computer algorithms were required, and ultimately an improvement to the current ELD design specifications was needed since no design elements existed or were published for this type of automation.
GeoSpace Labs has implemented the patent pending algorithm in its ELD vertical for agricultural commodity transporters called HOS4AG, making it the only unit on the market with built in automation for commercial carriers of agricultural commodities.
GeoSpace is open to licensing the invention to other ELD providers that wish to provide 395.1(k) automations in their AOBRD or ELD units, or to government or law enforcement agencies should they wish to build this capability into their evaluative systems.
Posted on March 13, 2019
Geowiz® ELD Now Has Full GPS Trailer Tracking & REFER Temperature Monitoring Options
GeoSpace Labs announced today that it has launched a new set of products designed to assist drivers transporting temperature sensitive materials in a refrigerated trailer (refer).
A GPS enabled tracking unit can be installed onto the refer along with a temperature gage, and the current and historic temperatures are available for display inside the Geowiz ELD and concurrently in the back office.
"We continue to enhance and expand our core product offerings to make life easier for drivers and commercial carriers in North America," noted Dr. David Lady, GeoSpace Labs CEO. "This month is a big month for us, with the filling of our patent concerning improvements to ELD design and automations of 49 CFR 395.1(k) agricultural exemption, to today's launch of our new trailer tracking and refer monitoring capability."
One of the best ELD values on the market, users of any of the Geowiz® ELD products can add integrated trailer tracking and temperature monitoring for one of the lowest prices in the industry. With full ELD integration they can manage their workflow without having to jump between different APP or technical platforms.
Information on the trailer tracking and temperature monitoring technology can be found at: https://geowiz.myshopify.com/collections/location-lab.