Machine or group of machines for monitoring location of a vehicle or freight carried by a vehicle

CAFC
  • US 9,429,659 B1
  • Filed: 01/04/2016
  • Issued: 08/30/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A machine or group of machines for monitoring location of at least one of a vehicle or freight carried by the vehicle, comprising:

  • a mobile device comprising a GPS receiver, a display, a microprocessor and a wireless communication transceiver coupled to the GPS receiver, the mobile device comprising the GPS receiver programmed to receive data sent by a plurality of GPS satellites, calculate location information of the mobile device comprising the GPS receiver and transmit the location information;

    a server comprising a central processing unit, a memory, a clock, and a server communication transceiver that receives the location information of the mobile device comprising the GPS receiver, and the central processing unit programmed to;

    receive a request for information regarding the location of the vehicle or the freight carried by the vehicle;

    request location information of the mobile device comprising the GPS receiver from a location information provider;

    receive a signal that indicates that consent was given to transmission of location information;

    receive from the location information provider location information of the mobile device comprising the GPS receiver, wherein the location information of the mobile device comprising the GPS receiver originated from a device other than the mobile device comprising the GPS receiver itself; and

    estimate the location of the vehicle or the freight carried by the vehicle based at least in part on the location information of the mobile device comprising the GPS receiver; and

    communicate the location of the vehicle or the freight carried by the vehicle to cause a representation of the location of the vehicle or the freight carried by the vehicle.

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