System and method for delivering departure notifications

  • US 9,127,959 B2
  • Filed: 01/14/2014
  • Issued: 09/08/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/25/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for creating departure alerts, the method comprising:

  • receiving user input associated with a scheduled trip, the user input including an origination point, arrival point, arrival date, and arrival time;

    generating a preliminary route of travel between the origination point and the arrival point based on the user input;

    determining a travel time for traversing the route of travel;

    calculating a scheduled departure time based on the user input and the travel time;

    receiving user selection of one or more notification times, wherein the one or more notification times are selected from the scheduled departure time and times between the scheduled departure time and the present time;

    creating one or more departure alerts respectively associated with the one or more selected notification times, wherein each departure alert is based on the scheduled departure time and the user input associated with the scheduled trip; and

    delivering the one or more departure alerts to the user at the one or more respective notification times.

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