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Navigation system with average stop time indication for establishments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015213D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Sep-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The purpose of this invention is to allow people in cars, or more particulary people using trucks for business, to determine at which business establishments to stop such that they can gain a time advantage. Business travelers, especially truckers, want to get in and out of a given establishment as fast as possible.

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Navigation system with average stop time indication for establishments

   The purpose of this invention is to allow people in cars, or more
particulary people using trucks for business, to determine at which
business establishments to stop such that they can gain a time
advantage. Business travelers, especially truckers, want to get in
and out of a given establishment as fast as possible.

This invention is a navigation system that tracks drivers' habits
and the time drivers spend at various known establishments, such as
gas stations, fast food restaurants, etc. With this information,
the average stop time at various establishments can be computed
such that a list of establishments, or a list of establishments
enroute to a particular destination, can be provided in order of
the quickest average stop time.

This information could simply accumulate historically in each
vehicle, or in another embodiment, the information would be
transmitted to rental vehicles in the evening over low power
business band radio such that all the vehicles in a given area
would receive the times spent at various known locations by the
drivers of other vehicles. Alternatively, vehicles could use cell
phone technology to communicate with a central computer that would
collect and update the average stop times for each establishment.

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