05898392 is referenced by 80 patents and cites 22 patents.

A system for remotely controlling vehicle accessories is disclosed that allows a user to remotely control vehicle accessories using a conventional telephone. The system is particularly well-suited for use in controlling an in-vehicle voice recorder while recording therein navigational instructions formed of a plurality of navigational steps. Through remote control of the vehicle recorder, a recorded message may be segmented in response to DTMF signals generated by pressing keys on a keypad of a conventional telephone. A driver may then playback the navigational steps one at a time as needed while driving to the identified destination. The system further allows for remote control of other vehicle accessories through the manipulation of keys on a conventional telephone keypad.

Title
System and method for remote control of an in-vehicle voice recorder and other electrical accessories
Application Number
9/21078
Publication Number
5898392
Application Date
February 10, 1998
Publication Date
April 27, 1999
Inventor
Jason M Denbow
South Haven
MI, US
Ruskin T Lhamon
Holland
MI, US
Matthew T Nichelson
Zeeland
MI, US
John S Bambini
Kentwood
MI, US
Agent
Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton
Assignee
Prince Corporation
MI, US
IPC
G08G 1/123
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