Vehicle alert system for vehicle having a data bus and associated methods

  • US 6,771,167 B1
  • Filed: 01/24/2000
  • Issued: 08/03/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A vehicle alerting system for a vehicle comprising a data communications bus extending within the vehicle, at least one security device for generating security signals on the data communications bum, and at least one non-security device also communicating over the data communications bus, the vehicle alerting system comprising:

  • a remote receiver to be carried by a user;

    a local transmitter to be positioned at the vehicle; and

    a paging controller to be connected to the data communications bus extending within the vehicle for causing said local transmitter to transmit to said remote receiver based upon security signals on the data communications bus to thereby alert the user when away from the vehicle.

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