Vehicle communications system

  • US 6,526,460 B1
  • Filed: 08/30/1999
  • Issued: 02/25/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A vehicle communications system, comprising:

  • a plurality of equipment units for transmitting, receiving, acquiring and/or processing data for executing applications;

    a plurality of hardware interfaces each associated with one of said plurality of equipment units;

    a common vehicle data bus, each of the plurality of equipment units being connected to the common vehicle data bus via said associated one of said hardware interfaces; and

    wherein the applications are assigned flexibly controllable functions having respective software interfaces, each function being respectively assigned one of said software interfaces for exchanging data with other ones of software interfaces and/or said hardware interfaces, wherein the functions are executed within any desired one of said equipment units.

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