Methods and systems for communicating estimated time of arrival to a third party

  • US 10,679,276 B2
  • Filed: 12/31/2016
  • Issued: 06/09/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/07/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle, comprising:

  • a navigation system to provide a location and/or a route of the vehicle;

    a memory to;

    store user preferences associated with a user in the vehicle, the user being an occupant of the vehicle; and

    a processor in communication with the navigation system and the memory, the processor to;

    retrieve user preferences from the memory;

    identify, while the vehicle is in motion, a first event, associated with a third party having a location disposed along the route of the vehicle;

    determine, at a first time in response to identification of the first event and based on the user preferences, that the user desires to perform a transaction with the third party as long as the vehicle is traveling along the route;

    send, automatically and in response to determining that the user desires to perform the transaction, a pre-transaction communication to the third party for the user, the pre-transaction communication being part of a secure session and enabling a pre-transaction authentication of the user by the third party, the pre-transaction communication being a first part of a two-part transaction authentication required to complete the transaction with the third party;

    identify, at a second later time and while the vehicle is in motion, a different second event comprising determining whether the vehicle is traveling along the route;

    send, automatically and in response to determining that the vehicle is traveling along the route, the authorization communication to the third party different from the pre-transaction communication, the communication being part of the secure session and being a second part of the two-part transaction authentication enabling the third party to complete the transaction with the user; and

    send, automatically and in response to determining that the vehicle is no longer traveling along the route, a revocation communication to the third party that revokes the pre-transaction authentication of the user by the third party.

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