Location information services

  • US 7,209,757 B2
  • Filed: 04/23/2001
  • Issued: 04/24/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • providing a service based on location information for a user of a communication system;

    grouping a plurality of mobile devices being configured to provide the service for the user into a group, wherein each mobile device comprises a means of transportation;

    determining first location information that associates with the geographical location of at least one of the means of transportation;

    determining second location information that associates with the geographical location of a mobile station;

    processing at a processing entity the first and second location information to generate third information that associates with at least one means of transportation that is available for the user based on the location of the mobile station relative to the location of the at least one means of transportation;

    transporting the third information from the processing entity to the user, the transportation being triggered by a predefined event; and

    presenting a plurality of possible means of transportation to the user by the mobile station, wherein the user is enabled to select a means of transportation from among the presented possibilities.

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