Intelligent roadway system

  • US 6,744,383 B1
  • Filed: 11/15/2002
  • Issued: 06/01/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An intelligent roadway system, comprising:

  • a wireless communication device carried in a vehicle;

    a plurality of base stations configured to communicate with the wireless communication device;

    a host system including a mobile switching center for wireless communication with the plurality of base stations, wherein the host system comprises, a storage block including at least one database, wherein the storage block stores at least a user account and a travel information database;

    an interface through which a user interacts with the host system, wherein, the host system automatically detects the wireless communication device in proximity to one of the base stations;

    the host system automatically remotely activates the wireless communication device when the wireless communication device is in an off-state and is in proximity to one of the base stations;

    the host system automatically accesses identification data from the wireless communication device;

    the host system uses the identification data to access the user account and the travel information database;

    the host system automatically stores travel information regarding the vehicle obtained from the wireless communication device; and

    the host system provides services to the user based upon data in the user account and the travel information database, wherein the base stations are configured to distinguish a section of a roadway in proximity to the vehicle as an entry point, an exit point, a non-entry point, or a non-exit point of the vehicle.

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