System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle

  • US 20020082770A1
  • Filed: 07/18/2001
  • Published: 06/27/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/1993
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for monitoring vehicle travel and for reporting vehicle status information, comprising:

  • a storage mechanism configured to store travel data transmitted from communications devices associated with vehicles being monitored by said system;

    a data manager configured to receive a request transmitted by a user, said request including information sufficient for identifying one of said vehicles, said data manager further configured to retrieve travel data associated with said one vehicle from said storage mechanism in response to said request; and

    a first communications device configured to transmit a message to a second communications device, said second communications device located remotely from said first communications device and associated with said user, said message based on said travel data retrieved by said data manager and indicative of a proximity of said one vehicle from a particular location.

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