Tagged Patents

I.D. Systems Awarded Patent for Automated Wireless Vehicle Rental System

The patented system — used by Avis Budget Group — lets renters reserve a vehicle online or using a smartphone and confirm its availability in real time through a wireless device inside the vehicle. Renters can also unlock a vehicle with a remote authorization signal and return the vehicle without assistance from an associate.

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Rent A Toll Ltd. Issued Patent For Prepaid Tolling Model

Rent A Toll Ltd. received U.S. Patent No. 8,195,506 for its prepaid tolling service, Pass24 that allows customers to pay a flat fee in order to gain unlimited toll usage for the duration of their rental.

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Is the Rental Car Industry Heading Toward Disruption Because of Intellectual Property?

Patent experts from ipCapital Group, an intellectual property consulting firm, discuss how the surge of rental car-related patents not held by rental car companies is a concerning fact and makes rental car companies susceptible to intellectual property threats from outside their typical competitors.

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Understanding The Fleetification of Everything

As fleet miles increase exponentially, and as new stratum of fleet enter both consumer and business use cases, the "founding fathers" who gathered at Fleet Forward in Miami last week have some work to do.

The Problem with Valuing Safety Technology

As advanced safety technologies have migrated to mainstream vehicles, retaining value for these options at resale remains an issue.

ELD Mandate: Is Your Head Still in the Sand?

If you think you have 11 weeks to implement an Electronic Logging Device system to meet the Dec. 18 compliance deadline, you really don’t — for a few reasons.

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