Method of providing automatic connection service for taxis using communication network

  • US 20040177109A1
  • Filed: 12/08/2003
  • Published: 09/09/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/18/2001
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method of providing an automatic connection service for taxis using a communication network comprising the steps of:

  • a client who desires to use a taxi accessing a central control office through his own mobile communication terminal;

    the central control office tracking the location of the client by running its internal client location tracking database installed therein to ascertain the location information of the client;

    the central control office storing an ascertained client information;

    the central control office ascertaining service states of taxis under the control of the central control office, selecting an available taxi closest to the location of the client, and transmitting the location information of the client to a car navigation system of the selected available taxi;

    the car navigation system of the available taxi that received the location information of the client from the central control office displaying map information in which the location information of the client is indicated on a display device of the car navigation system;

    a driver of the available taxi checking the location of the client, determining whether he can reach the location of the client by considering current travel conditions such as the current state of his taxi, and informing the central control office of the determination result;

    if receiving an approval signal, which indicates that it is possible to reach the location of the client, from the available taxi, the central control office calculating an optimal route to the location of the client, and tracking, ascertaining and storing a predicted arrival time and taxi information to identify the available taxi which the client has called, such as the color and number of the available taxi, extracting a phone number of the client from the stored client information, and transmitting taxi information of the available taxi to the client terminal; and

    the available taxi that received the client information from the central control office moving to the location of the client.

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