Notification system and method that informs a party of vehicle delay

  • US 7,030,781 B2
  • Filed: 10/16/2003
  • Issued: 04/18/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method, comprising the steps of:

  • monitoring travel data associated with the vehicle;

    comparing planned timing of the vehicle along a route to updated vehicle status information;

    contacting a user communications device before the vehicle reaches a vehicle stop along the route; and

    informing the user of the vehicle delay with respect to the vehicle stop and of updated impending arrival of the vehicle at the vehicle stop, based upon the updated vehicle status information and the planned timing.

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