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9019129 Vehicle location in weak location signal scenarios  
A mobile computing device can be used to locate a vehicle parking location in weak location signal scenarios (e.g., weak, unreliable, or unavailable GPS or other location technology). In...
9019130 Notification systems and methods that permit change of time information for delivery and/or pickup of goods and/or services  
Systems and methods are disclosed for automated computer-based notification systems. A representative method, among others that are disclosed herein, can be broadly summarized by the following...
9013334 Notification systems and methods that permit change of quantity for delivery and/or pickup of goods and/or services  
Systems and methods are disclosed for automated computer-based notification systems. A representative method, among others that are disclosed herein, can be broadly summarized by the following...
8981916 Method and apparatus for customized vehicle sound-based location  
A system includes a vehicle-based processor configured to receive a wireless vehicle-locate request from a remote device. The processor is also configured to receive an instruction from the remote...
8976044 Transit station geographical location sign with handicap access  
A transit stop destination sign is provided that communicates wirelessly with a central transit system server over a wireless network, determines its GPS location and provides the same to the...
8971857 Communication system, communication method, and portable machine  
A communication system includes an object communication unit provided in a controlled object, a portable machine having an identification code registered in the controlled object, the portable...
8958979 System and method for road map creation  
The present invention provides system and method for creation of a road map, the system comprising a plurality of navigation devices; and an application server to receive from the plurality of...
8938224 System and method for automatically enabling a car mode in a personal communication device  
In one embodiment, a system for transmitting information to a personal communication device (PCD) is provided. The system includes a communication module for being positioned in a vehicle. The...
8933802 Switch and actuator coupling in a chassis of a container associated with an intermodal freight transport system  
A method and system of switch and actuator coupling in a chassis of a container associated with an intermodal freight transport system is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method of a...
8933822 Method and apparatus for extra-vehicular emergency updates following an accident  
A system includes a processor configured to receive instructions from a vehicle computing system (VCS) to being reporting a mobile device location. The processor is also configured to access a...
8914235 System and method for detecting a user location using a latest available location  
A system and method for location detection is disclosed. The system and method may derive estimates of a user's location by interfacing with other sources of location data. In one aspect of the...
8907816 Vehicle information collection system and module therefor  
A method for managing vehicle check in at an automotive service center comprising the steps of connecting a device to the diagnostic port of an unknown vehicle and, without user input to the...
8896468 Control method for a road toll system  
Control devices and methods for a road toll system that is based on vehicle-based on-board units, using recording vehicles, control vehicles and a violation server, wherein the recording vehicle...
8896467 Method for positioning and vehicle communication unit  
Methods and an appropriately setup communication unit for positioning in vehicle-to-surroundings communication are described, wherein the method involves a first sensor (S1) of a first...
8836490 Vehicle management  
A system for golf course vehicle management can include a tag device having a transceiver and a vehicle management process. The vehicle management process includes an application service for...
8818572 System and method for controlling a remote aerial device for up-close inspection  
The method and system may be used to control the movement of a remote aerial device in an incremental step manner during a close inspection of an object or other subject matter. At the inspection...
8818396 Apparatus and methods for associating a location fix having a quality of service with an event occuring on a wireless device  
Apparatus and methods for estimating a geographical position corresponding to an event associated with operation of a wireless device communicating in a wireless communications network. The time...
8816850 Tracking and monitoring system for opencast mines  
The tracking and monitoring system for opencast mines of the present invention enables continuously tracking and monitoring vehicles and moveable equipment in opencast mines using ZigBee-enabled...
8803672 Vehicle message addressing  
A vehicle messaging method (600) and system (100) can include any number of data sources (101-103), an interface (104) that formats messages and addresses from the data sources, and a...
8791841 Systems and methods for improved augmentation for GPS calculations  
Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer program products for providing improved augmentation for GPS calculations. In general, various embodiments of...
8792913 Method and system for providing assistance resource progress information along a route  
A user, either in a vehicle with a telematics device, at a home having a computer device, using a handheld wireless device, or other type of communication device, can request services such as to...
8786464 GPS generated traffic information  
Disclosed herein is a traveler information monitoring and dissemination system. The system disclosed herein provides real time information to a traveler, wherein the real time information may be...
8786468 Vehicle locator key fob with range and bearing measurement  
An apparatus and method of determining bearing and distance measurements between a mobile device and an object using Rf based measurements. The mobile device communicates with a control in the...
8779947 Vehicle-related messaging methods and systems  
Vehicle-related messaging methods and systems are disclosed herein. In one of the methods, a telematics unit disposed in a vehicle detects that the vehicle is no longer in operation. Upon making...
8779948 System and method for sensing cargo loads and trailer movement  
The specification and drawing figures describe and illustrate a system for sensing cargo loads and trailer movement that includes a mobile wireless communications system. A mobile computing...
8766822 Systems and methods for improved augmentation for GPS calculations  
Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer program products for providing improved augmentation for GPS calculations. In general, various embodiments of...
8760275 Obstacle warning system and method  
As a user is interacting with a mobile device, the user is sometimes distracted from impending obstacles that may be approaching the user. The mobile device can detect an approaching obstacle and...
8751163 System and method for providing an electronic representation of a route  
Disclosed is a computer systems, methods and computer program products for providing an electronic representation of a route. A display device displays a plurality of sequential displays of the...
8742919 System for tracking containers and logistics using a biometric identity card and a CSD  
A system for tracking containers and logistics using a biometric identity card and a CSD (Container Security Device). The system comprises: a container security device control unit which receives,...
8738214 Method of determining a status of a vehicle on a roadway and method and system of communicating the same  
A method of determining a status of a vehicle on a roadway, in one example, includes monitoring a then-current vehicle speed by an in-vehicle processor, and during the monitoring, determining that...
8730066 Real-time vehicle position determination using communications with variable latency  
A system and method for predicting the location of a vehicle in an electronic toll collection system employing a wide area communication protocol. The vehicle includes a transponder that sends...
8730051 Method and apparatus for concealing sensors in urban and industrial environments  
The present invention provides a method of monitoring the position of a vehicle, vessel, rail car, barge, tanker truck that is loaded with bulk or hazardous material. A G.P.S unit is set to send a...
8731515 Method and system for establishing an emergency call in a communications system  
A method for establishing an emergency call between a user equipment within a radio coverage area and one of at least two points able to answer the call, the method comprising: receiving said...
8725596 Mobile asset data management system  
A computerized vehicle control system and device for limiting the functionality of a mobile asset (e.g., vehicle) capable of performing a plurality of mobile asset functions. The device includes...
8723697 Device for automobile safety  
The present invention discloses a device for automobile safety in the field of automobile safety, which addresses the problems existing in the prior art that the conventional automobiles tend to...
8723691 Pedestrian safety system  
Techniques are generally described related to a pedestrian safety system. One example pedestrian safety system may include a sound collector configured to collect an audio signal in an environment...
8711010 Notification systems and methods that consider traffic flow predicament data  
Systems and methods are disclosed for automated notification systems. One representative method, among others, comprises the following steps: monitoring travel data associated with a mobile thing...
8712677 Navigation device, navigation method, and navigation program  
Navigation devices, methods, and programs acquire a reference position related to the traveling of a host vehicle and acquire a host vehicle condition at the reference position. The devices,...
8700300 Navigation queries  
A computer-implemented method includes receiving at a computer server system, from a computing device that is remote from the server system, a string of text that comprises a search query. The...
8692663 Wireless monitoring of battery for lifecycle management  
The disclosed invention provides a system and apparatus for monitoring battery status and usage to facilitate battery protection, battery repurposing and battery maintenance. Wireless...
8660778 Running plan creating apparatus  
A running plan creating apparatus for creating a running plan including position information of a vehicle at each time comprises road information acquiring means for acquiring road information...
8655375 System and method for determining locations to be stored in a location database  
A present location of a user is periodically determined. The present location of the user is compared to a previous location of the user. A determination is made as to whether the present location...
8655379 System and method for monitoring the location of individuals via the world wide web using a wireless communications network  
A system is described for monitoring the geographical location of a subscriber's mobile cellular telephone, and for providing the location information to an authorized user through the world wide...
8643511 System and method for remote mail delivery notification  
Remote mail delivery notification is disclosed. Example embodiments include: providing a radio frequency (RF) transmitter on a mail delivery vehicle, the RF transmitter being configured to...
8643510 Vehicle key  
A vehicle key for radio communication with a vehicle. The vehicle key has a radio transmitter for transmitting radio signals to the vehicle. The vehicle key has a radio receiver and/or audio...
8633836 Vehicle locator  
A vehicle locator includes a base unit mounted within a vehicle including a wireless, radio frequency (RF) receiver, a microcomputer with flash memory and a speaker. A remote unit having a radio...
8612136 System and method for road map creation  
The present invention provides system and method for creation of a road map, the system comprising a plurality of navigation devices; and an application server to receive from the plurality of...
8610600 Techniques for providing missed arrival notifications  
Techniques for providing missed arrival notifications are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for providing missed arrival notifications...
8610599 Vehicle security and monitoring system  
A vehicle monitoring system includes a communication subsystem configured to provide two-way wireless communication, and a controller mounted in a vehicle and configured to receive data indicative...
8604943 Systems and methods for monitoring location of freight carried by a vehicle  
A system for providing location information of a vehicle includes a communications interface and a correlation logic that correlates location information of a communications device to location of...