Method and apparatus for the remote monitoring and configuration of electronic control systems

  • US 6,084,870 A
  • Filed: 07/22/1996
  • Issued: 07/04/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for remotely monitoring and configuring a vehicle subsystem located on a vehicle, said vehicle subsystem being connected to a vehicle data link, said vehicle being one of a fleet of vehicles in communication with a central base station, comprising the steps of:

  • providing, within said vehicle, a message packet including status information produced by a vehicle subsystem within said vehicle, said message packet further including header information identifying said vehicle and said vehicle subsystem;

    transmitting said message packet from said vehicle to said central base station; and

    directing said message packet to a specific vehicle subsystem application program at said central base station as a function of said header information identifying said vehicle subsystem for monitoring and configuring said vehicle subsystem.

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