Vehicular navigation system

  • US 7,580,795 B2
  • Filed: 12/27/2007
  • Issued: 08/25/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/24/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicular navigation system comprising:

  • a vehicle;

    a global-positioning system receiver in said vehicle, said global-positioning system receiver operable to receive signals from satellites external to said vehicle in order to establish the geographic position of said vehicle during a road journey of said vehicle;

    a transceiver operable to engage in a wireless communication with a service provider located at a site remote from said vehicle, said transceiver located in said vehicle during said road journey;

    said transceiver operable to receive a wireless data transmission from said remote service provider of data derived from a database accessible to a remote operator associated with said remote service provider;

    a voice input device in said vehicle that is usable by the driver of said vehicle during said road journey whereby the driver of said vehicle can wirelessly talk with said remote operator associated with said remote service provider and whereby said driver can vocally input to said remote operator a destination;

    said system, responsive to said input of said destination, wirelessly downloading to said vehicle driving instructions from the then present geographical location of said vehicle to said destination, and wherein the then present geographical location of said vehicle is based on signals received by said global-positioning system receiver;

    said directions being derived from a map database accessible to said remote service provider;

    a display in said vehicle viewable to the driver of said vehicle;

    said display displaying turn-by-turn instructions to said destination during said road journey, said turn-by-turn instructions being based on said downloaded directions; and

    wherein said turn-by-turn instructions comprise at least one chosen from (i) direction, (ii) when to turn and (iii) how far until the next turn.

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