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The vehicle communication and control system of the present invention includes a transceiver for sending and receiving RF signals, a processor coupled to the transceiver, a location identifying sensor coupled to the processor for supplying vehicle location data, a user interface coupled to the processor for providing information to a user and for enabling a user to input commands to be executed by the processor, and a vehicle accessory interface for coupling the processor to a vehicle accessory control circuit to enable the processor to issue commands to a vehicle accessory. The processor is preferably adapted to perform a wide variety of functions in response to user input commands, received RF signals, and other commands received from other vehicle accessories and components coupled to the system of the present invention through the vehicle system bus. Some of these functions include establishing a two-way communication link, requesting and providing location-specific information, enabling remote tracking of the vehicle, issuing an emergency request or a request for roadside assistance, requesting and receiving navigational information, remote control of vehicle functions, enabling remote diagnostics of the vehicle, and enabling reprogramming of various vehicle accessories and components.

Title
Vehicle communication and remote control system
Application Number
8/874210
Publication Number
6028537
Application Date
June 13, 1997
Publication Date
February 22, 2000
Inventor
Matthew T Nichelson
Zeeland
MI, US
Ruskin T Lhamon
Holland
MI, US
Mark L Zeinstra
Holland
MI, US
Thomas L Welling
Holland
MI, US
Michael J Suman
Holland
MI, US
Agent
Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton
Assignee
Prince Corporation
MI, US
IPC
G08G 1/123
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