SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING VEHICLE COMPONENTS FROM A NOMADIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE OR COMPUTER

  • US 20110071734A1
  • Filed: 09/23/2009
  • Published: 03/24/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/23/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for remotely controlling one or more vehicle components, the computer-implemented method comprising:

  • receiving over a telecommunications network one or more first signals originating from a nomadic wireless communication device (NWCD), the one or more first signals including one or more remote operation instructions including at least one instruction for remotely operating a vehicle entertainment system component;

    executing the one or more remote operation instructions;

    receiving one or more operation status identifiers transmitted over a vehicle data bus from at least the vehicle entertainment system component;

    based on the one or more operation status identifiers, determining an operating status of at least the vehicle entertainment system component;

    generating at least one second signal including at least one operation status message and at least one instruction for displaying the operation status message at the NWCD; and

    transmitting the at least one second signal to the at least one remote NWCD for display.

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