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1. (WO1997018521) FULLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DISPATCHING, MONITORING AND BILLING
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/018521 International Application No.: PCT/US1996/017332
Publication Date: 22.05.1997 International Filing Date: 25.10.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 27.05.1997
IPC:
G06Q 10/00 (2012.01) ,G07B 15/02 (2011.01) ,G08G 1/123 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10
Administration; Management
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
B
TICKET-ISSUING APPARATUS; TAXIMETERS; ARRANGEMENTS OR APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING FARES, TOLLS OR ENTRANCE FEES AT ONE OR MORE CONTROL POINTS;  FRANKING APPARATUS
15
Arrangements or apparatus for collecting fares, tolls or entrance fees at one or more control points
02
taking into account a variable factor such as distance or time, e.g. for passenger transport, parking systems or car rental systems
G PHYSICS
08
SIGNALLING
G
TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS
1
Traffic control systems for road vehicles
123
indicating the position of vehicles, e.g. scheduled vehicles
Applicants:
SMITH, Chris, C. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
SMITH, Chris, C.; US
EDWARDS, Kenneth, W.; US
Agent:
HUMPHREY, Thomas, W. ; Wood, Herron & Evans, P.L.L. 2700 Carew Tower Cincinnati, OH 45202, US
Priority Data:
08/549,38027.10.1995US
Title (EN) FULLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DISPATCHING, MONITORING AND BILLING
(FR) SYSTEME ENTIEREMENT AUTOMATIQUE DE REPARTITION, DE SUIVI ET DE FACTURATION DE VEHICULES
Abstract:
(EN) A system for controlling vehicles (20) to provide transportation services without need for human intervention. A database (10) stores records, each documenting needed transportation services. Processing circuitry (which may be one or several networked computers) performs a dispatching process (26) which reviews these records, locates records indicating a need for immediate transportation service, and instructs vehicules to provide the service. The processing circuitry also performs a monitoring process (28) which monitors vehicle activities by reviewing the records, and automatically obtained vehicle activity information, to identify transportation services which are not being adequately provided, and refer these to human dispatchers (16) for special attention. A variety of methods for obtaining and updating vehicle activity information are disclosed, as are various applications for the system.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système de gestion de véhicules de transport (20) sans intervention humaine. Une base de données (10) enregistre chaque demande de transport. Un circuit de traitement (qui peut être constitué par un ou par plusieurs ordinateurs en réseau) organise la répartition (26). Pour cela, il examine la base de données, identifie les demandes de transport immédiat et donne les ordres aux véhicules. Le circuit de traitement effectue également un suivi (28) permettant de faire automatiquement le point sur l'activité des véhicules, d'identifier les demandes de transport qui ne sont pas satisfaites de manière appropriée et d'envoyer l'information à des répartiteurs humains (16), afin qu'ils prennent les dispositions qui s'imposent. L'invention concerne aussi différents procédés permettant de remettre à jour l'information concernant l'activité des véhicules, ainsi que différentes applications du système.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0865635EP1193631AU1996074824