Advance notification system and method utilizing passenger-definable notification time period

  • US 5,623,260 A
  • Filed: 05/02/1995
  • Issued: 04/22/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for an advance notification system, the method for allowing a passenger to define a preset notification time period when the passenger is to receive a telephone call prior to arrival of a vehicle at a vehicle stop to thereby indicate impending arrival, the advance notification system comprising (a) a passenger telephone associated with said passenger, (b) system control for monitoring travel of said vehicle in relation to the vehicle stop, and (c) a system telephone interface for establishing a telephone connection between said system control and said passenger telephone when said vehicle is at a location that corresponds with the preset notification time period from said vehicle stop, the method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) permitting said passenger to define said preset notification time period by the following steps;

    (1) establishing a telephone communication link with said system telephone interface; and

    (2) providing said preset notification time period to said system control during said telephone communication link.

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