Method and apparatus for changing vehicle behavior based on current vehicle location and zone definitions created by a remote user

  • US 10,099,706 B2
  • Filed: 11/18/2016
  • Issued: 10/16/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for preventing automatic regeneration of a diesel particulate filter based on a location of a vehicle, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) enabling a remote user to define at least one location where automatic regeneration of the diesel particulate filter is to be prevented;

    (b) automatically collecting vehicle location data during operation of the vehicle;

    (c) automatically analyzing the location of the vehicle to determine if the vehicle is within a predetermined distance from the at least one location where automatic regeneration of the diesel particulate filter is to be prevented; and

    (d) when the vehicle is within the predetermined distance, automatically preventing regeneration of the diesel particulate filter so long as the vehicle is within the predetermined distance of the at least one location.

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