Technique for effective communications with, and provision of global positioning system (GPS) based advertising information to, automobiles

  • US 8,538,498 B2
  • Filed: 06/01/2006
  • Issued: 09/17/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for use in a system in a vehicle, the vehicle including a display element, the method comprising:

  • sensing a location of the vehicle;

    showing, on the display element, at least one indicator indicating a location of at least one product or service provider in relation to the sensed location of the vehicle;

    showing, on the display element, information concerning a plurality of specific products or services which may be purchased from the provider indicated by the displayed indicator, in response to a user selection of the indicator; and

    showing, on the display element along with the information, an indication of a selectable option to order, through a communications network, one or more of the plurality of specific products or services.

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