I just received notification that my eighth U.S. patent as just issued. It is 9,704,310 “Multi-mode vehicle computing device supporting in-cab and stand alone operation”.
This patent was the result of the “Internet of Things” work I did at Peoplenet, a company that designs and develops on-board computing equipment for the telematics market. We were the first company to offer a tablet PC that could be used in the vehicle to monitor vehicle operating conditions and report that data to the cloud. The Tablet could also be removed from it’s vehicle mount and used for vehicle inspections, recording freight loading/unloading, and other duties outside the vehicle.