Billing a rented third party transport including an on-board unit

  • US 8,768,754 B2
  • Filed: 12/22/2006
  • Issued: 07/01/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/09/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing toll service to a third-party-operated transport user, the method comprising:

  • installing a toll service software in an on-board computer of at least one of a plurality of third-party-operated transports, wherein the toll service software is installed via a processor of the on-board computer;

    activating the on-board computer for communication with a toll authority computer;

    utilizing a toll authority via the activated on-board computer, wherein the activated on-board computer communicate with the toll authority computer;

    storing toll usage data in a database of the on-board computer;

    transferring the stored toll usage data from the on-board computer to at least one of a third-party entity computer and a toll-rental entity computer; and

    billing the third-party-operated transport user, by at least one of the third-party entity computer and the toll-rental entity computer, a fee corresponding to a toll usage amount upon return of a third-party-operated transport of the plurality of third-party-operated transports to a third-party entity.

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