Mikey Campbell, Apple Insider wrote:The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple application for a method of generating car travel routes based on user preference and crowd-sourced real-time traffic data.
Mikey Campbell, Apple Insider wrote:Much like the popular crowd-sourced navigation app Waze, which was recently acquired by Google , Apple's "User-specified route rating and alerts" patent filing generates custom routing information based on user input. As described, the system pertains to cellular-enabled mobile devices with built-in GPS components, like an iPhone or iPad.
CBenson wrote:No, Apple filed the patent application on December 28, 2011, well before the Google deal to acquire Waze. It was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office on July 4, 2013.
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