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System and method for determining legality of state and local laws based on GPS location and position

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235698D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

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Abstract

Determining legality of state and local laws based on GPS location and position, and providing appropriate reactionary response.

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System and method for determining legality of state and local laws based on GPS location and position

In the ever expanding world and prevalence of smart devices and GPS enabled devices, it would be very useful to have an indication of local laws and statures based on GPS location. For example, when entering in NJ from NY, a driver may not be aware that NJ has a state law that requires any phone use to be Bluetooth* enabled and "hands free." It would be very useful to be notified of this law when entering the state. As any user can imagine, this very concept can be applied and grown to other laws, statures, of local governments.

This article describes a means to utilize GPS location and a centralized repository for local and state laws to alert and identify critical information that are relevant to driving and traveling. In the most basic embodiment, the user of such an invention can be notified as to if they are breaking a local law via a text message or display. A more complex embodiment could involve certain actions such as shutting of texting, ending a phone call, turning on an app, turning off an app, etc. These are merely examples of what a user can do with such information regarding legality based on location of a device.

User is traveling between states or local municipalities, and the gps tracks these movements, gathers various legal information and laws, and allows applications and smart devices to utilize the data and "react" to it in various ways. So...