Method and apparatus for an integrated personal navigation system

  • US 9,068,844 B2
  • Filed: 01/08/2010
  • Issued: 06/30/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/08/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of utilizing a personal navigation system comprising:

  • providing navigation to a user, the navigation specifying directions from a first location to a second location;

    automatically determining a mode of travel of the user, the automatically determined mode of travel selected from among;

    a motorized vehicle, a muscle-powered vehicle, and ambulatory motion; and

    calculating the directions based on the mode of travel, the mode of travel defining a set of constraints for the navigation, such that a route selection is altered based on the mode of travel, wherein the set of constraints includes one or more of traffic level, one way streets, walking paths, presence of sidewalks, presence of bicycle paths, and change in elevation.

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