VEHICLE COMPUTER LINK TO MOBILE PHONE

  • US 20110021213A1
  • Filed: 07/21/2009
  • Published: 01/27/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/21/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method implemented by a mobile device associated with a short-range wireless network in a vehicle, the method comprising:

  • identifying, by the mobile device, a paired device within the short-range wireless network, the paired device having access to a vehicle information system;

    receiving, by the mobile device and from the paired device, vehicle status information from the vehicle information system;

    determining, by the mobile device, that the vehicle status information triggers a safety mode for the mobile device; and

    disabling, by the mobile device, particular features or components of the mobile device based on the determining.

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