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GPS Tagging and Tracking Embedded in an Automobile Key Remote

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202237D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 241K

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Eric Hsiao: INVENTOR

Abstract

Combine an automobile key remote with a GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) tracker. A key remote would tag its current GPS location with the press of a button and a small screen located on it would provide direction and distance from the current location to the tagged location.

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Sony Corporation

Sony Electronics Inc.

IPD Case # 201003527

Title:

GPS Tagging and Tracking Embedded in an Automobile Key RemoteĀ 

Description of the Invention:

Combine an automobile key remote with a GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) tracker. A key remote would tag its current GPS location with the press of a button and a small screen located on it would provide direction and distance from the current location to the tagged location.

Inventor:

Eric Hsiao

Invention Disclosure:

What issues/problems does your invention try to address?

People forget where they parked their cars all the time, especially in places such large shopping centers, stadiums, and downtown city streets. My invention solves this problem by putting this GPS functionality into the automobile's key remote to help the user find their way back to their car.

How did others try to address these issues/problems?

GPS tracking units already exist, either as a standalone product or built into a smart phone. But no one currently has a product where it's actually a part of the car keys.

Explain your invention and specifically identify the new and novel features.

By embedded the GPS tracking unit in the car key remote itself, it will ensure the user will always have it with them when they go out. The small form factor makes it portable and it's something most people would carry with them everywhere they go outside of their home.

Explain how your invention overcomes the problems described above.

The easy way to use my...