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BMP: Portal Service for chain stores on car navigation system

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014126D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jan-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Published is a car navigation system with enhanced feature which helps the user to reach the service he/she want to receive. [The problems to be solved] An user or customer, sometimes, wants to find any store where he/she can buy specific services or goods, not specific store itself. For example, the user may want to have a special hamburger that can be bought only at the specific chain stores A. In this case, the user doesn't care the store itself. Any one of chain stores A is OK, but another chain store is not good. Traditional navigation system is not useful under such circumstances. The location information stored on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM is not always the latest one. Also, Open-Close hours may be different by each store. This may result in guiding the user to the store after closing time. [How to solve the problem]

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BMP: Portal Service for chain stores on car navigation system

    Published is a car navigation system with enhanced feature which helps the user to reach the
service he/she want to receive.

[The problems to be solved]

An user or customer, sometimes, wants to find any store where he/she can buy specific services or
goods, not specific store itself. For example, the user may want to have a special hamburger
that can be bought only at the specific chain stores A. In this case, the user doesn't care the
store itself. Any one of chain stores A is OK, but another chain store is not good. Traditional
navigation system is not useful under such circumstances. The location information stored on
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM is not always the latest one. Also, Open-Close hours may be different by each
store. This may result in guiding the user to the store after closing time.

[How to solve the problem]

The system configuration is below.

A. Car navigation system equipped with
Strage(ex, HDD, Silicon memory, etc.,,) for storing the location information.
Overlay processor for viewing the location on the map provided by CD-ROM or DVD-ROM

GUI for selecting the chain store (store group)
Wireless communication feature
B. Information server equipped with
Data base containing the location information of all stores.

step 1: The user selects the store group on the GUI
step 2: The car navigation system connects to a network and sends location data of the user (or
car) to the information server of selected store gr...