GPS generated traffic information

  • US 9,602,977 B2
  • Filed: 06/13/2016
  • Issued: 03/21/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for disseminating traveler specific information, the method comprising:

  • receiving a preferred travel route from a user using a user device, wherein the preferred travel route is displayed on the user device;

    executing instructions stored in memory, wherein execution of the instructions by a processor;

    stores user criteria, organized by location codes, regarding particular traffic incidents wherein the user criteria comprises selection by a user of;

    at least one segment of the preferred travel route, wherein the at least one segment contains a particular location code,a time range, andat least one type of traffic incident for which the user will receive notifications;

    receives current incident data relating to traveling conditions from at least one data source, wherein the received current incident data includes data regarding a particular traffic incident from a plurality of different sources associated with the preferred travel route, wherein the received incident data regarding the particular traffic incident from each source is different;

    receives traffic flow data associated with the particular traffic incident, wherein the received traffic flow data is traffic flow data over a period of time that has been averaged and filtered;

    standardizes information about the particular traffic incident based on the incident data and traffic flow data; and

    processes the received current incident data, received traffic flow data and the user criteria to produce;

    data based on the current incident data and traffic flow data and comprising information that corresponds to the selected user criteria, anda unique identification code for each incident identified in the data; and

    provides the data to the user according to the user criteria, wherein the provided data is published as a packaged data set for each particular traffic incident based on the standardized information, and wherein the packaged data set is displayed for the user to view on the user device associated with the preferred travel route.

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