06377210 is referenced by 170 patents.
An automatic mobile object locator apparatus and method provides position information and map data to user terminal equipment through a data communication network, such as the Internet. A GPS receiver in mobile equipment attached to a vehicle obtains global position information of the vehicle which is transmitted through a communication network, including at least a wireless network portion, to a processor unit. The vehicle position information for like vehicles associated with one customer are stored in a customer specific database. Map data and position information are transmitted through the data network between the processor unit and user terminal equipment wherein a selected map and the location of a selected vehicle(s) are coupled and displayed to the user.