Provided is a detection method used to alert a rider of a transit system that his or her upcoming destination location is approaching. The method detects upcoming transit stops and alerts the transit rider to prepare to depart the transit vehicle. Another alert to request a stop at the appropriate time may also be given. The detection method detects a destination location when the transit vehicle is not going to stop and service the second-to-last, or triggering, stop and when the transit vehicle stops at the triggering location and then resumes travel towards the destination location. The detection method establishes a triggering location, two regions about the triggering location, a destination location, a destination region about the destination location, and a current location and speed from available location data. The method then triggers alerts based on the current speed and the current location's position within or without the established regions.
Barbeau, Sean J.; Winters, Philip L.; Perez, Rafael; Labrador, Miguel; Georggi, Nevine; and Bilov, Dmytro, "Method of providing a destination alert to a transit system rider" (2012). USF Patents. 318.
University of South Florida