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14.0 Navigation and Amenities:

14.1Selecting Destinations:

In order to navigate throughout the HPR System, a person entering at a Grid entry point will select a Grid exit point by using a predetermined 3 or 4 letter identifier for the Exit desired (for example, "KIAD" for Dulles International Airport.) If no exit is selected, a Grid vehicle will be ABooted or made to exit, at the first opportunity. An exit could also be chosen by selecting a destination on an electronic AGrid Map@. A Grid vehicle=s on-board computer would provide typical speed, time to destination, miles to destination, electrical energy consumed, attractions at various exits and the condition of various vehicle systems. It may also provide a synopsis of other Grid traffic in the immediate vicinity or visuals of significant weather ahead via existing XM-Sirrus© radio through currently available software and satellite signals.

14.2Automatic Parking and Pick-up:

Once a destination was reached, a Grid vehicle could be automatically parked by keying in a code on an external key pad. The vehicle could be retrieved from parking by keying in a return code on a curb-side terminal. Parking via the Grid would take up much less space as the vehicles could be stored within inches of each other on both sides, front and rear. All parking charges would be automatically charged to a user Grid account. It is very conceivable, that at some stage of development, a Grid vehicle could be automatically sent, unoccupied, on a journey to pick up someone or meet a person who chooses to reach a destination via another form of transport, however, wishes to have use of his or her personal vehicle while at that destination.

14.3Privacy and Relaxation:

At the same stage of development, during transit, one or more windows might be cloaked for sleep or other private activities. Watching a video, playing games, making phone calls and other activities which would be considered dangerous under regular street circumstances, would be safe at Phase II or III Grid deployment.