Automated consumer to business electronic marketplace system

  • US 8,044,809 B2
  • Filed: 04/27/2010
  • Issued: 10/25/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of offering products or services to a vehicle owner comprising the steps of providing a supplier database in an electronic marketplace, said supplier database comprising at least one supplier;

  • monitoring at least one data element selected from the group consisting of an operating state of a vehicle, status of the driver, external environment of the vehicle, location of vehicle, an action of said driver or combinations thereof;

    selectively transmitting said at least one data element to an electronic marketplace;

    correlating said at least one data element to at least one supplier found in said supplier database;

    calculating at least the cost, or percentage discount or surcharge of the cost, of at least one related product or service using said at least one data element and generating information related to said product or service, andcommunicating said information to said vehicle owner, said at least one supplier, or another supplier.

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