Remote start system for a vehicle having a data communications bus and related methods

  • US 6,812,829 B1
  • Filed: 05/31/2000
  • Issued: 11/02/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A remote start control system for a vehicle comprising a data communications bus extending within the vehicle, and a plurality of vehicle devices communicating with one another over the data communications bus, the plurality of vehicle devices comprising at least one vehicle device associated with starting an engine of the vehicle, the remote start control system comprising:

  • a remote start transmitter;

    a receiver to be positioned at the vehicle for receiving signals from said remote start transmitter; and

    a vehicle remote start controller to be connected to the data communications bus extending within the vehicle for communication thereover with the at least one vehicle device associated with starting the engine of the vehicle, said vehicle remote start controller also connected to said receiver and being responsive to signals from said remote start transmitter.

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