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An automated vehicle tracking and service provision system including a central controller, a local controller located in each vehicle, the central controller and the local controllers including wireless communication interface for communication of information between the central controller and the vehicle based on fuzzy logic algorithms decision making software. In a preferred embodiment, the local controller includes a processor, a global positioning systems (GPS) sensor coupled to the processor for providing vehicle location in terms of latitude and longitude, a memory coupled to the processor, a plurality of sensors coupled to the processor and adapted to provide information on a plurality of parameters related to the vehicle such as fuel level, collision status, brakes and such like, a user interface coupled to the processor for providing user input from input devices such as a credit card reader, smart card reader or keyboard, a wireless transceiver is coupled to the processor for communicating data from the processor to the central controller and for receiving data from the central controller, and a display.

Provides for a voice or audio input/output interface coupled to the user interface for providing voice activation of the processor or voice transmission via the wireless transceiver to the central controller.

Title
Automated vehicle tracking and service provision system
Application Number
9/163184
Publication Number
6240365 (B1)
Application Date
September 30, 1998
Publication Date
May 29, 2001
Inventor
Frank E Bunn
107 Fordwich Crescent, Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 2T6
US
Agent
Pillay Kevin Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
US
IPC
G06F 15/21
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