06988033 is referenced by 86 patents and cites 108 patents.

The invention provides a method and device for characterizing a vehicle's fuel efficiency and amount of fuel consumed. The method features the steps of: 1) generating a data set from the vehicle that includes vehicle speed, odometer calculation, engine speed, load, mass air flow; 2) transferring the data set to a wireless appliance that includes i) a microprocessor, and ii) a wireless transmitter in electrical contact with the microprocessor; 3) transmitting a data packet comprising the data set or a version thereof with the wireless transmitter over an airlink to a host computer system; and 4) analyzing the data set with the host computer system to determine a status of the vehicle's fuel efficiency.

Title
Internet-based method for determining a vehicles fuel efficiency
Application Number
10/456246
Publication Number
6988033 (B1)
Application Date
June 6, 2003
Publication Date
January 17, 2006
Inventor
Jim Cowart
Franklin
MA, US
Chuck Myers
La Jolla
CA, US
Diego Borrego
San Diego
CA, US
Matthew J Banet
Del Mar
CA, US
Bruce Lightner
La Jolla
CA, US
Larkin Hill Lowrey
La Jolla
CA, US
Agent
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham
Stephen C Glazier
Assignee
Reynolds & Reynolds Holdings
OH, US
IPC
G06F 19/00
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