System for providing traffic information

CAFC
  • US 6,785,606 B2
  • Filed: 02/13/2003
  • Issued: 08/31/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for providing traffic information to a plurality of mobile users connected to a network, comprising:

  • (a) a plurality of mobile user stations, each mobile user station being associated with a display, and a communicating device to allow each of said mobile user stations to send and receive signals;

    (b) a computer system interconnected with another communicating device and a network, said computer system being capable of sending and receiving signals to and from said mobile user stations;

    (c) said computer system including a traffic information database, said traffic information database containing data representative of traffic at a plurality of locations;

    (d) at least one of said mobile user stations providing a request to said computer system for traffic information together with a signal associated with a respective geographic location of said one of said mobile user stations, and in response thereto, said computer system updating said traffic information database based on said geographic location of said one of said mobile user stations and providing to said one of said mobile user stations information representative of selected portions of said traffic information database based on said respective geographic location of said one of said mobile user stations; and

    (e) said one of said mobile user stations displaying graphically on said display information representative of selected portions of said traffic information database.

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