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The invention provides a system for monitoring a vehicle that includes a wireless appliance in electrical contact with an in-vehicle computer. The wireless appliance features: 1) a data-collection component that supports communication software that collects diagnostic data from the computer; and 2) a data-transmission component, in electrical communication with the data-collection electronics, configured to transmit an outgoing data packet comprising the diagnostic data over a network and receive over the same network an incoming data packet that modifies the communication software. The wireless appliance communicates with a host computer system that is configured to: 1) receive the outgoing data packet from the network; 2) process the outgoing data packet to generate a set of vehicle diagnostic data; 3) host a web site on the Internet that displays the vehicle diagnostic data; and 4) send out the incoming data packet over the same network to modify the communication software.

Title
Internet-based vehicle-diagnostic system
Application Number
9/808690
Publication Number
6611740 (B2)
Application Date
March 14, 2001
Publication Date
August 26, 2003
Inventor
Wade Williams
San Diego
CA, US
Chuck Myers
La Jolla
CA, US
Diego Borrego
San Diego
CA, US
Bruce Lightner
La Jolla
CA, US
Matthew J Banet
Del Mar
CA, US
Larkin Hill Lowrey
La Jolla
CA, US
Agent
Hale and Dorr
US
Assignee
NetworkCar
CA, US
IPC
G01M 17/00
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