GPS navigation and cellular route planning device

  • US 8,676,502 B2
  • Filed: 12/01/2010
  • Issued: 03/18/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/01/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A navigation and cellular route planning device, comprising:

  • a GPS receiver for receiving GPS signals;

    a cellular receiver for receiving real time cellular provider information;

    a memory that is loaded with navigation data, and cellular routing information that includes at least one cellular provider network coverage map indicating locations where cellular telephone coverage is present or absent;

    a processor connected with each of said GPS receiver, cellular receiver, and memory, said processor functioning to generate travel instructions wherein cellular telephone coverage is available based on the stored cellular routing information; and

    a display connected to the processor and configured to display one or more of the travel instructions, data from the GPS receiver, and cellular provider information from the cellular receiver.

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