Thursday, March 01, 2007

Honda Patent Application: System and Method for Providing Weather Warnings and Alerts

Today, Honda had a patent application disclosed for a system and method for providing weather warnings and alerts using XM Satellite Radio. Although it does not say Honda on the application, we are reasonably sure that it is indeed a Honda patent application.

United States Patent Application 20070049260
Kind Code A1
Yuhara; Hiromitsu ; et al. March 1, 2007

System and method for providing weather warnings and alerts


A method is provided for providing weather data to a vehicle comprising the steps of: (a) receiving a broadcast signal containing weather data referenced to a plurality of cells arranged in a grid corresponding to a geographic map; (b) determining the present location, speed, and direction of the vehicle; (c) calculating a geographic region for which the weather data will affect the vehicle user based upon the current location, speed, and direction of the vehicle; (d) filtering the weather data to yield filtered data comprising at least one of the plurality of cells correlated to the previously calculated geographic region; and (e) formatting the filtered data for display to vehicle occupants.

Inventors: Yuhara; Hiromitsu; (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) ; Habaguchi; Masayuki; (Utsunomiya-shi, JP)
Correspondence Name and Address:
    Brian M. Berliner;O'MELVENY & MYERS LLP
400 South Hope Street
Los Angeles
Serial No.: 510299
Series Code: 11
Filed: August 25, 2006

U.S. Current Class: 455/414.3
U.S. Class at Publication: 455/414.3
Intern'l Class: H04Q 7/22 20060101 H04Q007/22

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