System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle

  • US 6,278,936 B1
  • Filed: 09/30/1998
  • Issued: 08/21/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for monitoring travel of vehicles and for reporting a status of vehicles relative to particular location, comprising:

  • a storage mechanism configured to store travel data transmitted from a communications device associated with a vehicle being monitored by said system, said vehicle located at a first remote location;

    a data manager configured to receive a request from a user and to retrieve travel data associated with said vehicle from said storage mechanism in response to said request;

    a first communications device configured to transmit a message to a second communications device located at a second remote location, said message based on said travel data retrieved by said data manager and indicative of a proximity of said vehicle from a particular location; and

    a mapping system configured to receive said travel data retrieved by said data manager and to generate mapping data based on said travel data retrieved by said data manager, said mapping data defining a graphical map, said graphical map indicating said proximity of said one vehicle from said particular location, wherein said mapping data is included in said message.

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