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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