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An automatic system for vehicle location, collision notification, and synthetic voice communication having, if desired, three distinct operating modes: pre-collision, collision, and post-collision with another vehicle or object. A program stored in a controller's memory has a plurality of data structures formulated into instruction modules and at least one navigational location record. A Global Positioning Module receives data from an associated Global Positioning System and translates the received data into the vehicle's present navigational position. An Automatic Speed Controlled Location Detection Module in communication with the Global Positioning Module dynamically searches the memory for a match between the vehicle's present navigational position and the navigational location record. The Automatic Speed Controlled Collision Detection Module in communication with the Automatic Speed Controlled Location Detection Module formulates the match between the vehicle's navigational position and the navigational location record into a collision event. A Data to Speech Translation Module in communication with the Automatic Speed Controlled Collision Detection Module translates the collision event into a synthetic voice. The wireless communication means transmits the synthetic voice to a recipient or third party.

Title
Method and apparatus for an automatic vehicle location, collision notification and synthetic voice
Application Number
9/593044
Publication Number
6266617 (B1)
Application Date
June 12, 2000
Publication Date
July 24, 2001
Inventor
Wayne W Evans
16218 Henderson Rd., Alpharetta
GA, US
Agent
Patent Focus
US
Agent
Richard C McCormas
US
IPC
G06G 7/78
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