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Method of using GPS to plan and dynamically advise the user with relevant travel information.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000126253D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jul-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jul-11
Document File: 1 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method of using GPS to plan and dynamically advise the user with relevant travel information.

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Method of using GPS to plan and dynamically advise the user with relevant travel information.

Proposed is a method to enable a user via global positioning system (GPS) to specify criteria for travel routes. Currently, GPS lets a users specify the destination by address or establishment types such as airport, closest gas station, etc. It does not suggest alternate route dynamically due to either custom criteria or environmental conditions such as weather, time, traffic, etc. or display landmark such as building name, park name, etc. The idea proposed in this disclosure would enable user to specify different criteria in planning for their travel route via GPS. It monitors the environment conditions to advise the user as well as suggest alternate route to meet the specified criteria. For example, if a traveller travel from point A to point B, the traveler can specify to take a scenic route where he will take break every 1 hour at either a rest area, restaurant, or gas station. He could specify to stop at certain restaurant and the time he would like to arrive at his destination. GPS would first advise him if it's possible to achieve the goal with the suggested route. Along the way, it also monitors the travelling progress and advise the traveler if he is on track or not. If not, suggesting alternatives with modified criteria for the user to choose.

Provided are the following functionalities:
(1) Base a route on a specific customizable timetable for stops (ex: noon st...