Mobile asset data management system

  • US 7,911,320 B2
  • Filed: 11/26/2007
  • Issued: 03/22/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for providing access to an asset associated with a one or more vehicle groups, said method comprising:

  • receiving a first operator identifier from a first operator;

    determining one or more operator groups associated with the first operator identifier, each operator group being indicative of a group of one or more potential operators authorized to operate an asset associated with one or more vehicle groups;

    determining, based on the one or more vehicle groups, the one or more operator groups, and the first operator identifier, whether the first operator is associated with the one or more operator groups authorized to utilize the asset; and

    communicating with the asset to enable usage of the asset by the first operator in response to successfully determining that the first operator is authorized to utilize the asset.

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