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Embodiments of the present invention relate to a wireless appliance for monitoring a vehicle. In an embodiment, the appliance includes: (1) a microprocessor; (2) a vehicle-communication circuit; (3) a GPS module; and (4) a wireless transmitter. The wireless transmitter receives and transmits location-based data generated by the GPS module and diagnostic data collected by the vehicle-communication circuit. The vehicle-communication circuit is integrated into a single ASIC that includes modules for managing different vehicle-communication protocols, such as, for example, J1850 PWM, J1850 VPWM, ISO 9141-2, CAN, Keyword 2000, and J170S.

Title
Small-scale, integrated vehicle telematics device
Application Number
10/431947
Publication Number
6957133 (B1)
Application Date
May 8, 2003
Publication Date
October 18, 2005
Inventor
Matthew Banet
Del Mar
CA, US
Larkin Lowrey
Seabrook
TX, US
Robert Hunt
Vista
CA, US
Agent
Nicholson Graham
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart
Stephen C Glazier
Assignee
Reynolds & Reynolds Holdings
OH, US
IPC
G06F 007/00
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