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1. US20050090951 - Vehicle service status tracking system and method

Office United States of America
Application Number 10974909
Application Date 26.10.2004
Publication Number 20050090951
Publication Date 28.04.2005
Publication Kind A1
IPC
G06F 19/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
19Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications
G08G 1/123
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
GTRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS
1Traffic control systems for road vehicles
123indicating the position of vehicles, e.g. scheduled vehicles
Applicants U-Haul International, Inc.
Inventors Good Gary D.
Agents TIFFANY &; BOSCO;CAMELBACK ESPLANADE II, THIRD FLOOR
Title
(EN) Vehicle service status tracking system and method
Abstract
(EN)

A system and methods to allow multiple stations in geographically dispersed locations to monitor and track vehicle repair record and service status information in a coordinated fashion. In a service area comprised of a number of geographically-bounded service regions, at least one regional communications terminal is provided in communication with a plurality of local communications terminals. Each local communications terminal and regional communications terminal communicates with a vehicle service status database. Vehicle service events are entered into a vehicle tracking system and maintained using the vehicle status database. Database files are exchanged between local communications terminals and regional communications terminals and with a central equipment manager in order to provide timely and accurate dissemination of service status. Vehicle service status, including an equipment availability prediction, is shared with marketing offices and retail locations to enable personnel at such locations to make informed decisions in allocating particular equipment to a customer based on the customer's needs.