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BMP: Portal Service for chain stores on car navigation system

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014126D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jan-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Published is a car navigation system with enhanced feature which helps the user to reach the service he/she want to receive. [The problems to be solved] An user or customer, sometimes, wants to find any store where he/she can buy specific services or goods, not specific store itself. For example, the user may want to have a special hamburger that can be bought only at the specific chain stores A. In this case, the user doesn't care the store itself. Any one of chain stores A is OK, but another chain store is not good. Traditional navigation system is not useful under such circumstances. The location information stored on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM is not always the latest one. Also, Open-Close hours may be different by each store. This may result in guiding the user to the store after closing time. [How to solve the problem]