Driver information system

  • US 20040104842A1
  • Filed: 11/12/2003
  • Published: 06/03/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/19/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A driver information system comprising:

  • a handset module, including a display, a keyboard, and an audio device for receiving and playing acoustic information;

    a communication module, including a wireless communication interface for accepting data signals from a server; and

    a computer coupled to the handset module and to the communication module, wherein the computer is programmed to perform the functions of (a) coupling the handset module to the communication module to provide telephone communication services to a user of the handset module, including accepting telephone dialing commands entered by the user on the keyboard and coupling the audio device to a telephone communication channel through the communication module, (b) accepting driver information commands entered by the user through the handset module, (c) retrieving information through the wireless communication interface from the server in response to the driver information commands, and (d) presenting the retrieved information to the user.

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