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David M DeLorme, Keith A Gray: Computer aided map location system. DeLorme Publishing Company, Pierce Atwood, December 8, 1998: US05848373 (768 worldwide citation)

A computer aided map location system (CAMLS) provides correlation and coordination of spatially related data between a computer (PDA/PC/EC) and a set of printed maps typically printed on paper depicting surface features at desired levels of detail. A first set of constant scale printed maps substant ...


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William O Dussell, James M Janky, John F Schipper, David J Cowl: Position based personal digital assistant. Trimble Navigation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 17, 1999: US05938721 (722 worldwide citation)

A task description is stored in a database accessible by a mobile computer system. The mobile computer system receives positioning information corresponding to its geographic location and indexes the database based on the positioning information when the information indicates that the mobile compute ...


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Jerome H Lemelson, Robert D Pedersen: GPS vehicle collision avoidance warning and control system and method. Steven G Lisa, November 9, 1999: US05983161 (500 worldwide citation)

GPS satellite (4) ranging signals (6) received (32) on comm1, and DGPS auxiliary range correction signals and pseudolite carrier phase ambiguity resolution signals (8) from a fixed known earth base station (10) received (34) on comm2, at one of a plurality of vehicles/aircraft/automobiles (2) are co ...


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Yoshiaki Asayama: Vehicle-surroundings monitoring apparatus. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak and Seas, June 13, 1995: US05424952 (397 worldwide citation)

A vehicle-surroundings monitoring apparatus is free from mistakenly identifying a lane marker on a road surface or a guard rail as a vehicle traveling in the blind spot of a nearby lane. A distance detecting section detects the distance up to a vehicle which is traveling in the blind-spot of a nearb ...


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David Myr: Real time vehicle guidance and forecasting system under traffic jam conditions. Makor Issues and Rights, Stanley N Protigal, Elman & Associates, November 12, 2002: US06480783 (385 worldwide citation)

A system and method for real time vehicle guidance by Central Traffic Unit are presented. The proposed vehicle Guidance System includes a plurality of vehicles equipped with Individual Mobile Units including GPS units (position determining systems adapted to determine their present position) and com ...


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Chuk David Chan: Vehicle mounted navigation device. Advanced Future Technologies, Larry J Guffey, May 4, 1999: US05899956 (353 worldwide citation)

A vehicle mounted, navigation device is disclosed. This invention combines a global position system (GPS) with an image capturing system into a portable device that can be optimally mounted within a vehicle. The image capturing system detects and interprets visual information in the vicinity of the ...


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Adam J Gudat, Walter J Bradbury, Dana A Christensen, Richard G Clow, Lonnie J Devier, Carl A Kemner, Karl W Kleimenhagen, Craig L Koehrsen, Christos T Kyrtsos, Norman K Lay, Joel L Peterson, Prithvi N Rao, Larry E Schmidt, James W Sennott, Gary K Shaffer, Wenfan Shi, Dong H Shin, Sanjiv J Singh, Darrell E Stafford, Louis J Weinbeck, Jay H West, William L Whittaker, Baoxin Wu: Integrated vehicle positioning and navigation system, apparatus and method. Caterpillar, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, March 11, 1997: US05610815 (321 worldwide citation)

A system (400) for positioning and navigating an autonomous vehicle (310) allows the vehicle (310) to travel between locations. Position information (432) is derived from global positioning system satellites (200, 202, 204, and 206) or other sources (624) when the satellites (200, 202, 204, and 206) ...


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Hidekazu Oshizawa: Automobile navigation system using remote download of data. Visteon Technologies, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 16, 1999: US05987381 (320 worldwide citation)

A method of enabling an on-board vehicle navigation system to compute a route from a current position of the vehicle to a desired destination is provided. A user of the navigation system in a vehicle utilizes a cellular telephone or any other wireless, two-way audio communications link to contact an ...


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Shigeto Nakayama: Lane image processing system for vehicle. Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Lyon & Lyon, August 4, 1998: US05790403 (319 worldwide citation)

A lane image processing system for a vehicle to recognize the lane on which the vehicle travels. The system has a CCD camera mounted on the vehicle for viewing a roadway scene ahead of the vehicle to output image data of the roadway scene including the lane on which the vehicle travels. Obstacles su ...


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Ari I Polidi, Gunda Govind: Methods and apparatus for dynamic point of interest display. Horizon Navigation, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, April 1, 2003: US06542814 (299 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a computer implemented method and apparatus for providing a display of points of interest in conjunction with a vehicle navigation system. According to one aspect of the present invention, a vehicle navigation system is provided and includes a processor configured to i ...