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Method of Planning a Route using a Global Positioning System (GPS) based on Real-Time Service Status

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199075D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-25
Document File: 3 page(s) / 59K

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Abstract

A method is provided to plan a route using a Global Positioning System (GPS) based on real-time status of services corresponding to multiple tasks specified by a user. The GPS communicates with target locations where the tasks are to be performed to determine the real-time service status of the target locations. Thereafter, an optimized route is planned based on the real-time service status of the target locations.

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Method of Planning a Route using a Global Positioning System (GPS) based on

Real-Time Service Status

Disclosed is a method of planning a route using a Global Positioning System (GPS) based on real-time status of services corresponding to multiple tasks specified by a user. The user specifies tasks to be performed on a road trip. Further, in an instance, the user provides personal preferences such as priorities of tasks, constraints, preferred time range, and maximum waiting time.

The user may use a wireless device with embedded GPS for specifying the tasks to be performed, and the personal preferences. The GPS communicates with the target locations to determine information on services rendered at those locations where the tasks are to be performed. The communication between the GPS and a service at a target location may be accomplished by, for instance, a web service, broadcasts from the service, or web posts by the service. The GPS retrieves information on the real-time service status at the target locations, in addition to retrieving distance information, and traffic condition information. The real-time service status at a target location exemplarily includes information such as availability of a service, duration of the service, and waiting time. Upon retrieving the information from the target locations, the GPS determines routes that allow the user to perform the specified tasks in the road trip. Further, an optimized route is then planned based on the real-t...