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Traffic Sign Enabled Global Positioning System (GPS) Based Navigation System for Vehicles

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015299D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a Global Positioning System (GPS) based system for alerting vehicle drivers of potential traffic violations wherein the method and system combines a GPS locating device, a digital map having relevant local traffic sign and information about traffic laws stored thereon, and readings obtained from various sensors about the vehicle, such that the system determines if the driver is about to carry out an action that is not permitted. A GPS receiver finds and receives data from several GPS satellites. Using this data, the receiver is able to tell the user his/her location. GPS receivers in vehicles make it possible to provide a wide range of mobile e-services. GPS based navigation systems have become fairly popular. These systems consist of at least: A GPS receiver 1.