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9116000 Map-assisted sensor-based positioning of mobile devices  
Various methods, apparatuses and/or articles of manufacture are provided which may be implemented to estimate a trajectory of a mobile device within an indoor environment. In some embodiments, the...
9043149 Method and apparatus for performing quick search of path display terminal  
A method and apparatus for performing a quick search of a path display terminal are provided. The quick search device of a path display terminal comprises: a vehicle position display unit for...
9043140 Predictive natural guidance  
In one embodiment, a navigation system provides predictive natural guidance utilizing a mobile landmark based on location data. The location data may be a schedule. A controller receives data of a...
9037397 System and method for generating alternative routes  
A system and method for generating routes is provided. Weights may be computed and associated with route segments. A start and end point may be received. At least one base route from a start to an...
9037399 Pluggable route-planning module  
Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are provided for configuring a route-planning module using one or more configuration plug-ins. The route-planning module may be configured...
9037398 Navigation server and navigation system  
A navigation server is equipped with a support route searching element which searches for a support route from a departure position to a destination position, on the basis of a journey plan and a...
9026368 Vehicle navigation system  
A vehicle navigation system includes: a route guidance element for searching an optimum route from a current position of a vehicle to a destination according to a normal map data and for guiding...
9026355 Systems and methods for off-board voice-automated vehicle navigation  
A system for providing navigational information to a vehicle driver. An on-board system is disposed on a vehicle and processes and transmits to a data center, via a wireless link, spoken requests...
9020759 Technique for screen-based route manipulation  
A technique for manipulating precalculated routes on a screen is described. One aspect of the method comprises the steps of detecting a selected screen position (P) and a time period (t) of a...
9020751 Route risk mitigation  
A method is disclosed for mitigating the risks associated with driving by assigning risk values to road segments and using those risk values to select less risky travel routes. Various approaches...
9020681 Display of navigation limits on an onboard display element of a vehicle  
A method of displaying navigation limits for a planned travel route of a vehicle is presented here. The method calculates estimated navigation limits for the vehicle using an onboard subsystem of...
9014976 Navigation device  
If a destination set on a display 3 is a facility not having connection relation between facilities stored in a facility information DB 84, a scroll direction detecting unit 92 that detects a...
9014968 Commuter route learning  
A commuter route learning program learns a telematics subscriber's common travel routes (e.g. work-home, home-school, etc.) and offers traffic reports based on the routes. In one aspect, three...
9014616 Alert content reception apparatus, alert content communications system and method of acquiring alert content  
An alert content reception apparatus comprises a communications interface (229) compatible with a data broadcast service and capable of receiving, when in use, a broadcast data message comprising...
9014966 Driver assist system for vehicle  
A driver assist system for a vehicle includes a camera and a control having an image processor, which processes image data captured by the camera. At least one non-visual sensor is operable to...
9008858 System and method for providing adaptive vehicle settings based on a known route  
Systems and methods for adaptively adjusting settings of a vehicle during a known route are described. A method may include storing a driving route, parsing the driving route into a plurality of...
9008968 Guidance information generating device, guidance information generating method and guidance information generating program  
Search criterion information, which indicates a search criterion is transmitted to a search server, destination point information on a destination point, which is a point found by the search...
9009145 Travel booking method and system  
A method for searching for a travel product having one or more data elements associated therewith from a plurality of potentially suitable travel products in a system comprising a web based...
8996303 Route risk mitigation  
A method is disclosed for mitigating the risks associated with driving by assigning risk values to road segments and using those risk values to select less risky travel routes. Various approaches...
8996295 Vehicle range projection  
Vehicle range projection is implemented by a host system having logic executable thereon. The logic identifies a starting location of a vehicle and identifies destination locations for the...
8996576 Systems and methods for creating geographic connection matrices  
ZIP code connection matrices are created for use in insurance ratemaking by identifying common borders of geographically defined regions. ZIP codes and associated cartographic boundaries are read...
8990009 System, method, and apparatus for minimizing power consumption in a portable device capable of receiving satellite navigational system signals  
Methods, systems, and portable devices which reduce the power used by a portable device to receive/process satellite navigational system signals and/or to compute the portable device's position...
8990008 Technique for determining points of interest for a navigation device  
The disclosure relates to a method for identifying points of interest, or POIs, in a vicinity of a predetermined location on the basis of digital cartographic data and a predetermined search time...
8990007 Vehicular navigation device  
An identification unit identifies a departure point of a travel locus of a vehicle. The vehicle departs through the departure point from a departure road stored beforehand in map data. The map...
8977487 Navigation device and guide route search method  
A navigation device and a guide route search method prevents searching for a detour route, and shortens the time required for setting an eventual guide route. A first partial route is extracted...
8972169 Navigation system with constrained resource route planning mechanism and method of operation thereof  
A method of operation of a navigation system includes: receiving an entry for a destination; and generating a travel route to the destination through a sufficient number of one or more...
8972168 Tracking a mobile device  
Embodiments for determining a route a consumer takes while traversing a retail store are disclosed. The embodiments include determining a store location of a retail store and a map corresponding...
8972166 Proactive mitigation of navigational uncertainty  
Methods and devices for navigation and/or guidance. A device may be configured to predict an uncertainty of positioning data in the area, the prediction being based at least in part on a dynamic...
8972160 Navigation device, navigation method, and navigation program  
A navigation device apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus includes a fuel consumption determination unit that determines a fuel consumption during a travel of a vehicle. Also included...
8965685 Method and system for enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle  
A feature for a motor vehicle that takes precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network in the vicinity ahead of the vehicle. The feature uses a data representation of the...
8965683 Vehicle navigation system  
A vehicle navigation system disposed in a vehicle executes a route guidance function that calculates a first route by prioritizing a special lane over a normal lane as a route calculation...
8965675 Estimation of roadway travel information based on historical travel data  
A system for navigation along a desired route on a desired future date may include a map interface operable to display a traffic condition and a travel time received via a communication network,...
8958983 Method of processing positioning data  
A server arranged to process GPS data to generate enhanced map data is disclosed. The enhanced map data includes a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in an...
8958988 Method for choosing a traffic route  
A system for identifying a fastest possible travel route is disclosed. A traveler data processor collects traffic speed data and associates the traffic speed data with road segments. The road...
8954265 Method of resolving a location from data representative thereof  
The invention provides a method of resolving a location in a second digital map from an ordered list of location reference points determined from a first digital map. The method involves...
8954274 Indicating a travel route based on a user selection  
Techniques are provided for presenting a route in a manner that emphasizes the route and provides context information. For example, a vivid color or vivid colors may be used to display the route,...
8954266 Providing routes through information collection and retrieval  
Providing directions from point A to point B may be treated as an information retrieval problem. In one example, actual routes that are traveled by people are received, and are stored in a...
8942918 Multiple route pre-calculation and presentation for a vehicle navigation system  
A navigation system and related operating methods are provided for instructing an operator of a vehicle. The navigation system obtains a destination location and generates a proposed route to the...
8942730 Method and system for facilitating exchange of items in a network  
A method and system for defining a route between a first user and a second user having respective mobile devices. A communication is established between a backend server (13) and a plurality of...
8942917 Change invariant scene recognition by an agent  
A technology can be provided for change invariant scene recognition of an environment by an agent that uses image sensors to capture images. An example method can include grouping the images into...
8942991 Agent-side traveler application for mobile computing devices  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating passenger bookings along transportation routes. In some implementations, actions...
8935085 Switching between best views of a place  
A system and method of selecting and presenting geolocated views. Views may encompass various types of visual and audio information. In one aspect, a server receives a request for information...
8935046 Navigation device  
Techniques are described for visualizing a roadway transition along an ascertained route course for a navigation device. In an implementation, the navigation device may include a display and a...
8930132 Geo-spatial recommendation and discovery system  
A system, method, device, computer program, user interface, and apparatus for method of transmitting content to a user equipment. The method includes receiving an intent from a user of the user...
8924049 System and method for controlling movement of vehicles  
A method includes determining an operational parameter of a first vehicle traveling with a plurality of vehicles in a transportation network and/or a route in the transportation network,...
8924156 Method, apparatus, computer program and user interface  
A method, apparatus, computer program and user interface wherein the method includes: obtaining coordinate information from a first application where the coordinate information uniquely identifies...
8924142 System and method of representing route information  
A route comprises interconnected road segments that can be traveled to get from a location to a destination. Previously, routes are represented by display of the spatial arrangement of such road...
8924147 Method for constructing geo-fences for a spatial recommendation and discovery system  
A system, method, device, computer program, user interface, and apparatus to associate an object of interest of a map in a location database with a geo-fence. The method includes selecting a first...
8918278 Method and system for modeling and processing vehicular traffic data and information and applying thereof  
A method and system for modeling and processing vehicular traffic data and information, comprising: (a) transforming a spatial representation of a road network into a network of spatially...
8918283 Navigation apparatus  
A navigation apparatus includes: a map data storage unit 11a for storing map data in which a guide map location pointer 20 is included in data showing each guide point; a guide map data storage...