Automobile transaction facilitation using a manufacturer response

  • US 10,223,720 B2
  • Filed: 05/26/2017
  • Issued: 03/05/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/05/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • receiving, via a consumer interface, a first request for a response regarding a first automobile, which is manufactured by a first manufacturer, the first request made by a consumer located at a first location and including geolocation information of the consumer;

    executing instructions, by at least one processing device, to;

    generate, based on current inventory data of the first automobile at least one of a verification indicating that the first automobile can be provided for the consumer, a confirmation indicating that the first automobile can be provided for the consumer, and an offer indicating that the first automobile can be provided for the consumer;

    determine, based on the geolocation information, that the consumer is located at the first location;

    generate, based on the first location, an in-market dealer area proximately located to the first location;

    determine that at least a first dealer is located within the in-market dealer area, the first dealer located at a second location;

    provide a first manufacturer response via the consumer interface, the first manufacturer response including the at least one of the verification indicating that the first automobile can be provided for the consumer, the confirmation indicating that the first automobile can be provided for the consumer, and the offer indicating that the first automobile can be provided for the consumer;

    receive, from the first dealer located at the second location, the bid to provide the first automobile;

    generate driving directions between the first location and the second location; and

    provide the bid and the driving directions to the consumer interface, the bid including at least a price.

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