Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded a patent for U.S. Patent # 8,249,807 – Method for Determining Critical Points in Location Data Generated by Location-Based Applications – Reduces the amount of location data sent over a wireless network by pre-filtering the data on-board a mobile device and eliminating “non-critical” points that aren’t needed to recreate the device’s path.  Reduced data transmissions result in reduced battery energy consumption and reduced data costs.  Issued August 21, 2012.

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