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Method and System for Providing a Route Plan based on Vehicle Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240229D
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

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Anson Ng: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for providing a route plan based on vehicle information such as vehicle width, height and the like, thereby enhancing a user’s route planning / travel experience.

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Method and System for Providing a Route Plan based on Vehicle Information

 

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for providing a route plan based on vehicle information such as vehicle width, height and the like, thereby enhancing a user’s route planning / travel experience.

Description

Generally, when a user uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) or a map search to find a path, the user is provided with the shortest path to reach the destination.  However, these systems do not consider vehicle information such as vehicle size.  If a map search provides a path that is narrower than the user's vehicle width, then the user will face trouble navigating and will have to find alternate paths.

Disclosed is a method and system for providing a route plan based on vehicle information. 

In an implementation, the method and system initially collects a user input regarding a vehicle information such as vehicle model from a user.  The vehicle information is transmitted to a server.  The server can utilize the vehicle information to obtain parameters such as vehicle width, height etc.  Further, the obtained parameters can be saved at the server / transmitted to a memory associated with the vehicle for future use.

Thereafter, the method and system can utilize the saved information when the user uses the map search to find necessary directions to reach a destination.  Based on the source and destination entries of the user, one or more candidate paths having a path width larger than the vehicle width can be identified.  The computation can be performed at the server.  Alternately, the computation can be performed at an analytical unit at the vehicle capable of finding the candidate paths.

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