Vehicle operator and/or occupant information apparatus and method

  • US 9,885,782 B2
  • Filed: 01/23/2012
  • Issued: 02/06/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/04/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a global positioning device, wherein the global positioning device determines a location of the apparatus or a location of a vehicle;

    a processing device, wherein the processing device processes information regarding the location of the apparatus or the location of the vehicle and information regarding a destination, wherein the processing device determines or identifies a travel route to the destination on or along a road, a roadway, a highway, a parkway, or an expressway;

    a display device or a speaker, wherein the display device displays information regarding the travel route or the speaker provides audio information regarding the travel route;

    anda receiver, wherein the receiver receives traffic information or information regarding a traffic condition,wherein the apparatus provides the traffic information or the information regarding a traffic condition via the display device or via the speaker.

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