Advance notification systems and methods utilizing a computer network

  • US 20030146854A1
  • Filed: 12/20/2002
  • Published: 08/07/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/1993
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for an advance notification system for notifying a user of an impending arrival of a vehicle at a vehicle stop, the system comprising (a) a user telephone interface associated with said user, (b) a system telephone interface, and (c) a system control for monitoring travel of said vehicle in relation to said vehicle stop and for initiating a telephone call with said system telephone interface to the user telephone interface before the vehicle reaches said vehicle stop to thereby indicate impending arrival of the vehicle at said vehicle stop, the method comprising the steps of:

  • permitting said user to solicit a vehicle progress report relating to arrival of said vehicle at said vehicle stop by the following steps;

    permitting establishment of a telephone communication link between said user telephone interface and said system telephone interface; and

    providing said vehicle progress report from said system control to said user during said telephone communication link.

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