Remote starting system for a vehicle

  • US 20070198167A1
  • Filed: 01/26/2007
  • Published: 08/23/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/21/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A slave controller for mounting in a vehicle having an internal combustion engine started by a starter motor, said slave controller comprising:

  • a) an antenna circuit input for connection to an antenna circuit suitable for picking up a radio frequency signal, the antenna circuit having a component for pre-processing the radio-frequency signal;

    b) an output;

    c) a control module, coupled to said antenna circuit input, said control module;

    i) being responsive to a signal transmitted through said antenna circuit input and originating from the antenna circuit to generate a command signal at said output for directing the starter motor to crank the internal combustion engine;

    ii) being operative to establish a data communication with an external entity through said antenna circuit input to perform a maintenance procedure.

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