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Utilizing data of user habits to deliver accurate estimates of time to arrival

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242018D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

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Abstract

A system, a method, and a computer programming product for utilizing data of user habits to deliver accurate estimates of time to arrival is disclosed.

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Utilizing data of user habits to deliver accurate estimates of time to arrival

Disclosed is a system, a method, and a computer programming product for utilizing data of user habits to deliver accurate estimates of time to arrival.

This article addresses the problem of providing accurate time estimates. Even for a host of event, it may be difficult to get everyone in the group to arrive on time. The disclosed method uses data from previous user habits to give event hosts an accurate estimate of when the user will arrive at the event (including traffic and other necessary stops). Friends will not have to say: "I'll be there in about an hour;" instead, the system gives an accurate estimate of arrival. The system helps take the hassle out of event coordination and managing. If one of the invitees believes he or she might be late they can send an accurate estimation of arrival instead of a subjective guess that may cause hosts to worry.

User's habits are tracked through data collection to provide an accurate approximation on how much time it will take the user to get ready and arrive at an event (on time).

The system combines the average time it takes the user to get ready plus the estimated time it takes for the user to drive to the event in the current traffic conditions.

Additionally the user can add "errands" to accomplish on the way to the event. The system lets the user know what time to leave in order to arrive at the event on time. This is an opt-in system for users who seek optimization of time usage.

The system may provide the following features:

The user can let his friends know expected arrival time at the event.


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The user can have the device provide scheduling assistance, for example, when to


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leave the house, when to start preparing for the event in order to get to an event on

time.

The user can add "events/errands" that are selected as tags or buttons.

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If the user has to stop for an errand (gas/groceries) on his way to the event, the

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system can calculate the estimated time it would take for the user (based on previous behaviors of the us...