Navigation device and method for selectively displaying thoroughfare names

  • US 6,188,956 B1
  • Filed: 12/30/1998
  • Issued: 02/13/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A navigation device for navigating a vehicle on a thoroughfare, said device comprising:

  • a memory containing cartographic data indicative of a plurality of thoroughfares, including said thoroughfare upon which said vehicle is being navigated, wherein at least one of said thoroughfares intersects said thoroughfare upon which said vehicle is being navigated, and wherein each of said thoroughfares has an associated name stored in memory;

    a processor connected to said memory; and

    a display, connected to said processor, for displaying said cartographic data, wherein said display displays the name of each of said thoroughfares that intersects with said thoroughfare upon which said vehicle is being navigated, but does not display the name associated with said thoroughfare upon which said vehicle is being navigated.

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