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Providing Context and Dynamic Fine Tuning of Automobile Satellite Navigation Destinations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243736D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

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Abstract

Sat Nav / Mobile Devices or Driverless Cars navigate you to a specific point on a map, but it isn't always the case that the exact spot it navigates you to is the exact spot you will actually want to end your journey. This disclosure proposes a method to provide feedback to a Navigation Device to update the exact destination and or route to be taken.

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Providing Context and Dynamic Fine Tuning of Automobile Satellite Navigation Destinations

Disclosed is a mechanism that provides feedback to a Navigation Device to update the exact destination and or route to be taken based on information sent by "Controllers" at the destination and at points along the route. It allows for the passengers in the car to tell the "Controllers" via the Navigation Device the purpose of the journey to help decide what is the most suitable route and exact destination.

    Sat Nav / Mobile Devices or Driverless Cars ( hereinafter referred to as Navigation Devices ) navigate you to a specific point on a map, but it isn't always the case that the exact spot it navigates you to is the exact spot you will actually

want to end your journey. It is at this point a human driver has to turn off the Navigation Device and start looking for road signs and continue the journey to the exact final spot (An example of this would be heading to a hospital where you may actually need the hospital carpark or Accident and Emergency drop off area. ).

    Currently Navigation Device destinations can be defined in a number of ways by the user:

    1) Post Code or address - takes you to the centre of the post code / address? 2) Selecting a point on a map / GPS coordinates 3) Selecting a Point of Interest (POI) i.e. a theme park, shopping centre, hospital etc.

However there is no context to this process of selecting a destination: * If I am travelling to Hospital, I want to be taken to the car park for my ward.

    * If I am travelling to a location that has a destination that changes from day to day (perhaps a ferry terminal entrance where the actual dock could change) then I want to be taken to the correct location for the day I'm travelling.

    This becomes particularly important as we move towards more automated vehicles where simply getting to a rough destination is not good enough.

    This invention provides feedback to a Navigation Device to update the exact destination and or route to be taken based on information sent by "Controllers" at the destination and at points along the route. It allows for the passengers in the car to tell the "Controllers" via the Navigation Device the purpose of the journey to help decide what is the most suitable route and exact destination. A "Controller" is software with access to local information (such as traffic, weather, local events and the status of services under its remit). A Controllers remit could be the Dover ferry port, the EuroTunnel, the City of Rome, Rome Hospital, etc.

    The Navigation Device / Driverless Car is given a destination by the user and any context the user wishes to provide. The Navigation Device / Driverless Car then contacts the Controller Server and registers the journey and provides the current location and cont...