Rivigo granted US patent for unique driver relay system
Date: 31 Jul 2019
tech-enabled logistics firm Rivigo announced that it has been granted patent
rights by The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its unique
driver relay model that uses algorithms to determine availability of drivers
for trucks, enabling drivers to return home each day.
patented system uses intelligent driver allocation system through algorithms
developed by Rivigo to pick the right driver for a duty based on multiple
parameters including equitable distribution of driving hours, rest hours,
transit hours, etc. The algorithm also considers driver performance on
parameters like driving behavior while deciding the final match between truck
and “pilot” as every driver is addressed in Rivigo.
is yet another milestone for us at Rivigo. Our global first relay model being
recognised by the United States Patent and Trademark office is an endorsement
of our pilot-first model predicated on innovation at a technological and human
level,” said Gazal Kalra, Co-Founder, Rivigo.
“This cutting-edge and disruptive Relay technology will not just bring
efficienciesand help streamline the sector through better service to customers,
but more importantly will ensure that truck driving becomes a viable job
opportunity for pilots as they get to come back home to their families every
day”, Kalra noted.
owners find it extremely difficult to find truck drivers for long distance
driving. India has a severe shortage of truck drivers - for every 1000 trucks
we have 482 truck drivers. Through this technology we will offer ‘Relay as a
Service’ to fleet owners thereby providing a sustainable and scalable solution
to this large and chronic national problem”
relay model reduces transit times in long distance transportation. The
algorithm and simulation of the system reduces transit time during changeovers
by ensuring that the driver is not only available for the next duty but also
informed in advance about the upcoming trip. The system also ensures that the
driver is performing minimal and only the required checks during the
changeover, thus saving time.
believes the patented system will not only reduce the transit time but also
help decrease the rate of accident on the national highways as truck drivers
drive fixed hours and get mandatory rest before next trip is allocated.
is a technology company that is making logistics industry more humane, faster,
safer and cost-effective through unique innovative relay model, enabled by
strong interplay of technology, data, culture and operations excellence. Since
its inception in 2014, Rivigo has emerged as the largest and the fastest
growing technology enabled logistics company in India, owning a fleet of over