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Using big/small data history (analytics) to help minimize GPS navigation mistakes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000233252D
Publication Date: 2013-Dec-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a central server-based system for analyzing data collected from individual users (i.e., small-data) and the collective data from multiple Global Positioning Systems (GPSs) (i.e., big-data) in order to generate crowd knowledge that can come to a user’s aid when needed. The system analyzes historical data, both small and big, to produce information that can assist a GPS user in having a successful, trouble-free, navigation experience.

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Using big/small data history (analytics) to help minimize GPS navigation mistakes

People can get in trouble, from simply having the wrong directions or incorrect travel time to being directed to an unexpected detour or a dangerous situation, by solely relying on a Global Positioning System (GPS) for accurate navigation.

Current suggested means and techniques to avoid/circumvent GPS navigation shortcomings include using common sense and reporting errors to the manufacturer of the navigation system. These suggestions are not helpful when a user is on the road and in need of guidance.

A central server is needed to record data and allow the information to be available to multiple users. Although some collaborative

navigation systems operate with a central server, the information must be manually input at the discretion of the user.

The novel contribution is a central server-based system for analyzing data collected from individual users (i.e., small-data) and the collective data from multiple GPSs (i.e., big-data) in order to generate crowd knowledge that can come to a user's aid when needed. The system analyzes historical data, both small and big, to produce information that can assist a GPS user in having a successful, trouble-free, navigation experience.

In the event of an unexpected roadblock with a resulting lengthy detour, with current GPSs, the driver has to skip the blocked exit and hope that the GPS reconfigures the route to the destination. If the route is...