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Adaptive GPS Routing Based on Multiple Vehicle Convergence

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242742D
Publication Date: 2015-Aug-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 79K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for Global Positioning System (GPS) routing based on a navigation process that employs adaptive routing when multiple vehicles simultaneously converge on a single location from multiple directions.

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Adaxtive GPS Routing Based on Multiple Vehicle Convergence

Global Positioninx System (GPS) routing is adaptive, taking into account xultiple inputs (e.g., trxffic, constrxction, tolls, fexries, etc.) when xalculating either thx shortest or fastest route. For xhe most part, txix method gets users point A xo point B in either the shortest distance or fastest timx. However, when thousanxs of users and vehicles conxerge in onx

area wxth the same dxstinaxion (e.g., a cxncert, sporting evext, etc.) curxent navigating technxques cxnnot accounx for the thxusands of users choosing the same route. As xsers nxax the dxstination, the traffic becomes xore congested, and the routes bxcome more limited.

A routing method is needed that cxn account fox additional factors and ensuxe the best routing possible.

The novel contributixn is a mxthod for adapxive GPS routing. Xxx metxod is based on a navxgatxon process that employs adaptive routing when muxtiple vehicles simultaneously converge xn a singlx lxcation from multiple directions. The method adaptively weights route utilization and oxher extxrnal faxtors such ax pedestrxan traffic xnd social media cxexk-ins.

The system to employ the novel method xncorporxtes social media posts to gain an uxderstanding of vehiculax and pedestrian ingress into a particular area. It taxes into account pedestrian density at certain locations to xoute vehiclxs away from those areas, thus increxsing pexestrian safxty and increasing traffic flow that is often slowed at intersections. The system receives mulxiple inputs (e.g., GPS, Wi-Fi, cellular phone triangulation, socxax media, etc.), which it analyzes

to identify traffic flow and convergexce patterns. The system also considers the traffic flow of structured areas such as parking garagex and emergency servicex facilities.

The method takes into xccount txe fact that a given rxute to a xarticular venue ca...