Method and apparatus for determining tax of a vehicle

  • US 5,694,322 A
  • Filed: 05/09/1995
  • Issued: 12/02/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for determining a tax for a vehicle equipped with a mobile unit, comprising:

  • the mobile unit operable to determine a plurality of position fixes along a route traveled by the vehicle, the mobile unit further operable to transmit the position fixes;

    a communications link coupled to the mobile unit, the communications link operable to receive the position fixes from the mobile unit; and

    a dispatch remote from the vehicle and coupled to the communications link, the dispatch operable to receive the position fixes determined by the mobile unit using the communications link, the dispatch further operable to store geographic information comprising a plurality of predetermined vehicle positions, the dispatch further operable to associate the position fixes With the predetermined vehicle positions, the dispatch further operable to automatically determine a distance traveled by the vehicle within a region using the predetermined vehicle positions, the dispatch further operable to automatically determine a tax for the vehicle in response to the distance traveled by the vehicle within the region.

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