Notification systems and methods with notifications based upon prior stop locations

  • US 6,763,299 B2
  • Filed: 05/12/2003
  • Issued: 07/13/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising the steps of:

  • maintaining delivery information identifying a plurality of stop locations;

    monitoring travel data associated with a vehicle in relation to the delivery information;

    when the vehicle approaches, is at, or leaves a stop location;

    determining a subsequent stop location in the delivery information;

    determining user defined preferences data associated with the stop location, the user defined preferences data including a distance between the vehicle and the subsequent stop that corresponds to when the party wishes to receive the communication; and

    sending a communication to a party associated with the subsequent stop location in accordance with the user defined preferences data to notify the party of impending arrival at the subsequent stop location.

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