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Method and System for Tracking and Providing Real Time Advice to Travelers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000197947D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

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Abstract

A method and system for tracking and providing real time advice to travelers is disclosed. The method combines static travel preferences with real time dynamic information to provide the travelers with the advice for improving their travel experience.

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Method and System for Tracking and Providing Real Time Advice to Travelers

Disclosed is a method and system for and providing real time advice to travelers. The travelers register and define their travel requirements, interests and time constraints in a public service system. Static travel preferences are combined with real time dynamic information in order to provide a traveler with "Smart Advice" on how to obtain the best travel experience. As a result, during traveling, the system may give real time advice to the traveler as to the next venue they should visit based on the traveler's defined criteria and dynamic real time elements.

In order to register the traveler, the registration system collects various data elements related to the traveler. The data elements may include name of the traveler, email address of the traveler, and a smart phone number of the traveler that is preferably equipped with Assisted GPS (AGPS) radio and mapping software. Further, the data elements may also include information concerning a preferred method of communication with the system such as an email, a SMS, a Voice, or a web portal. Additionally, the data elements may also cover date and time constraints for travel, frequency of notifications from the system desired by the traveler, venues that the traveler is interested to travel to along with priority or importance associated with each venue, and time that the traveler desires to spend at each venue.

In a scenario, the data elements may also include parameters such as weather preference, crowd preference, and other dynamic or static time defined parameters. A portal may also offer recommendations to the traveler based on a historical traveler input and offers at the various venues. The traveler may also add additional data elements or venues at a later stage in time. The traveler may allow or deny the use of live data feed data in the "Smart Advice" analysis.

The details collected from the registration system may be stored in a database. After registration, a tracking software that is installed on the travelers smart phone reports the AGPS location back to the system. When the traveler is outside, the GPS system will report their location and when the traveler is inside, the Assisted GPS technology will use cell tower triangulation to report the traveler's location. The tracking software may also be used to communicate recommendations and to submit feedback.

If the traveler wishes to turn o...