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MOVEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH A MOBILE DEVICE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000215544D
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-06
Document File: 5 page(s) / 5M

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Aravinthan N: AUTHOR

Abstract

A tool detects if the recipient of a phone call is driving or not based on a change of location determined by a global positioning system (GPS). If a call recipient is in constant motion, a notification may be provided to the caller that the call recipient might be driving. The caller has the option to initiate the call immediately, such as in case of an emergency call, register for auto call-again when the call recipient is no longer in motion, or to terminate the call.

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ISSUING CALL WARNINGS BASED ON GPS MOVEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH A MOBILE DEVICE

Aravinthan N

Symantec Corporation

Abstract

A tool detects if the recipient of a phone call is driving or not based on a change of location determined by a global positioning system (GPS). If a call recipient is in constant motion, a notification may be provided to the caller that the call recipient might be driving. The caller has the option to initiate the call immediately, such as in case of an emergency call, register for auto call-again when the call recipient is no longer in motion, or to terminate the call.

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ISSUING CALL WARNINGS BASED ON GPS MOVEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH A MOBILE DEVICE

Problem Statement

Answering voice calls on a mobile device while driving may become a distraction to the driver. Such distractions are dangerous and may result in automobile accidents. Any non-emergency or nnon-critical calls should preferably be answered after a drive is complete or after a vehicle has stopped moving, except in cases of emergency. Some jurisdictions have even implemented laws forbidding talking on a mobile device while driving. Research also shows that driving while operating a mobile device results in an increased probability of accidents. Some conventional tools have attempted to resolve this problem by blocking all calls instigated while a user is in motion, without providing a notification, for example, to a caller that may be unaware why the call is being blocked.  Additionally, such tools do not enable a caller to choose to complete the call immediately or to implement a call-back when the user is not longer in motion...