Internet-based vehicle-diagnostic system

  • US 6,611,740 B2
  • Filed: 03/14/2001
  • Issued: 08/26/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for interfacing with an on-board diagnostic computer in a vehicle, wherein the on-board diagnostic computer monitors a set of operational characteristics of a vehicle, the system comprising:

  • a wireless appliance which during use communicates with the vehicle'"'"'s on-board diagnostic computer, said wireless appliance comprising a wireless communication component and a data-collection component, said wireless communication component configured to receive from a wireless network a schema identifying a subset of the set of operational characteristics that are monitored by the on-board diagnostic computer, said data-collection component configured to process the received schema and to collect from the vehicle'"'"'s on-board diagnostic computer data for the subset of operational characteristics identified in the received schema, said wireless communication component being further configured to transmit said collected data over the wireless network to a host computer system.

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