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a system to call a taxi by using GPS and the mobile function of cellular-phone.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019705D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Sep-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Sep-26

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This is a method and system to call the nearest taxi by using GPS and the mobile function of cellular-phone. Although using a taxi is convenient, it takes a time to pick up a taxi by waiting for a taxi to pass on the street. In bad weather or when one has many baggages, it become harder. However, calling for a taxi in unknown area can be difficult, as you need to know the telephone number of the taxi company. user must find several telephone numbers from a telephone directory. This is very inconvenient. Therefore, for efficiently catching a taxi which is in the vicinity, this TAXI CALL SYSTEM using GPS and MOBILE function of cellular-phone(like i-mode*1 phone) was invented. *1: i-mode is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo Corporation.