US 11,057,734 B2
Geospecific information system and method
Vincenzo A. Iannotti, Montreal (CA); Lior Ben-Gigi, Hampstead (CA); Slawek Jarosz, Senneville (CA); and David Ardman, Cote Saint Luc (CA)
Assigned to Cerence Operating Company, Burlington, MA (US)
Filed by CERENCE OPERATING COMPANY, Burlington, MA (US)
Filed on Nov. 12, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/681,228.
Application 16/681,228 is a continuation of application No. 15/863,528, filed on Jan. 5, 2018, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2020/0154233 A1, May 14, 2020
Int. Cl. H04W 4/021 (2018.01); H04W 4/48 (2018.01); G06F 16/29 (2019.01); H04W 4/02 (2018.01); H04W 4/40 (2018.01); H04W 4/44 (2018.01)
CPC H04W 4/021 (2013.01) [G06F 16/29 (2019.01); H04W 4/02 (2013.01); H04W 4/40 (2018.02); H04W 4/44 (2018.02); H04W 4/48 (2018.02)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-implemented method executed on an infotainment system that is installed in a vehicle, said infotainment system comprising a wireless interface for connecting to a mobile phone, said method comprising said infotainment system executing the steps of: determining that a received utterance is a request for information concerning a geographically-proximate entity; determining a location of the vehicle; determining a direction-of-interest of an occupant of the vehicle, the direction-of-interest being a direction towards the geographically-proximate entity, wherein determining the direction-of-interest comprises determining a direction in which the occupant's eyes are looking; and; and-in response to the utterance, identifying the geographically-proximate entity based at least in part on the vehicle's location and the direction-of-interest.