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Car Radio with Traffic Monitor Feature

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015006D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This is an AM/FM car radio which is equipped with additional features that scan for and save information about traffic conditions before commuter starts their daily commute. There are several steps the radio uses to accomplish this: By monitoring the car’s usage the (i.e. what time the power to the radio is typically turned on in the morning) The radio can know that our user typically drives to work at a specified time and can know when to power up the radio’s receiver prior to this time. Or simply, the user can program what time the radio should be powered up by itself, and which particular stations to record the traffic information from. After powering up the receiver the radio of this invention can