System and method for activation of an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting status of vehicle travel

  • US 6,952,645 B1
  • Filed: 09/30/1998
  • Issued: 10/04/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/10/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A system for automatically reporting upon travel status of vehicles in response to activation requests by users at remote locations, comprising:

  • a data manager configured to receive an activation request, said activation request including a vehicle indicator and a location indicator, said data manager further configured to automatically correlate said vehicle indicator with a vehicle and said location indicator with a location along a route of travel of said vehicle, to automatically identify a proximity based on said location indicator, to track travel of said vehicle based on travel data received from said vehicle, said travel data identifying said vehicle, and to automatically transmit a message in response to a determination that said vehicle is within said identified proximity; and

    a communications interface configured to receive said activation request from a user at a remote location, to automatically transmit said activation request to said data manager, to receive said message from said data manager, and to transmit said message to said user.

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