Resources Contact Us Home
Land vehicle communications system and process for providing information and coordinating vehicle activities

Image Number 15 for United States Patent #6430486.

A communication system architecture (SA) for a vehicle which may be integrated into the vehicle's multiplexed electronic component communication system, and a process for communicating with the vehicle to provide information for and about the vehicle's operational status and coordinating the vehicle's activities. The communication system will include a multi-functional antenna system for the vehicle that will have the capability to receive AM/FM radio and television signals, and transmit and receive citizens band (CB) radio signals, satellite and microwave and cellular phone communications. The antenna may be installed as original equipment or as a back-fit part in the after-market. In either case the multi-functional antenna will be integrated with the vehicle's multiplexed electronic component communication system. The process for communicating with the vehicle will involve a communication service for which the vehicle's driver will enroll for and service will continue so long as maintenance fees are paid. The service will be capable of providing various levels of information transfer and coordination. The levels may include vehicle information such as (1) the need for servicing and location of the nearest service center with the necessary parts in stock, (2) routing, and (3) load brokering and coordination. The modular design of the system architecture (SA) will allow it to be employed with the vehicle platform that does not possess a full multiplexed electronic component communications system. The resulting vehicle, using an after-market application package, will be able to participate in some of the services.

  Recently Added Patents
Associating objects in databases by rate-based tagging
Photomask blank, photomask blank manufacturing method, and photomask manufacturing method
Predicting performance of an integrated circuit
Interleaving charge pumps for programmable memories
Jacket liner
Filtering method for improving the data quality of geometric tire measurements
Apparatus and method for sterilizing vessel with electron beam
  Randomly Featured Patents
Semiconductor device having internal wire and method of fabricating the same
Surface expansion device
Power transfer apparatus having a vibration dampening mechanism which provides structural support for the apparatus
Apparatus and method for roll bending heated glass sheets
Cathode-ray tube with interference filter and projection television system employing same
Method and apparatus for performing extraction on an integrated circuit design
Air flow meter circuit with temperature compensation circuit
Foams containing functionalized metal oxide nanoparticles and methods of making same
Web guide and method
System for supplying secondary air for an internal combustion engine