• US 20120071140A1
  • Filed: 09/21/2010
  • Published: 03/22/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/21/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for controlling mobile communications, the method comprising:

  • identifying an operator of the mobile vehicle, the operator being associated with a mobile communications device;

    via a telematics unit in the mobile vehicle, recognizing a first in-vehicle trigger, the recognizing initiating a vehicle data upload event with a telematics service center, wherein vehicle data for the vehicle data upload event includes identification information of the mobile vehicle and of the operator of the mobile vehicle;

    upon receiving the vehicle data at the telematics service center, transmitting, via a communications module operatively associated with the telematics service center, a request to a mobile communications service provider to disable at least one of an incoming or an outgoing communication for the mobile communications device; and

    disabling the at least one of the incoming or the outgoing communication.

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