Advance notification systems and methods utilizing a computer network

  • US 6,748,320 B2
  • Filed: 12/20/2002
  • Issued: 06/08/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for an advance notification system for notifying a user of an impending arrival of a vehicle at a vehicle stop, the system comprising (a) a user communications device associated with said user, (b) a system communications device, and (c) a computer system for monitoring travel of said vehicle in relation to said vehicle stop and for initiating a communication with said system communication device to the user communications device before the vehicle reaches said vehicle stop to thereby indicate impending arrival of the vehicle at said vehicle stop, the method comprising the steps of:

  • permitting said user to solicit a vehicle progress report relating to said vehicle by the following steps;

    permitting establishment of a communication link between said user communications device and said system communications device; and

    providing said vehicle progress report from said computer system to said user during said communication link.

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