Remote vehicle security system

  • US 7,084,735 B2
  • Filed: 08/28/2002
  • Issued: 08/01/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for limiting performance of a vehicle, comprising:

  • a first controller located aboard said vehicle and configured to control, in accordance with a stimulus originating from a location local to the vehicle, to a first operational performance characteristic;

    a command device located remotely from the vehicle and configured to send a control signal via a wireless communication network;

    a receiving device located aboard said vehicle and configured to receive said control signal; and

    a second controller located aboard the vehicle and configured to limit, in response to said control signal, said control of said vehicle to a second operational performance characteristic when said stimulus indicates to said first controller to control said vehicle to the first operational performance characteristic;

    wherein said second controller is further configured to (i) transmit to said first controller, responsive to said control signal, a vehicle limitation command message to place said vehicle in a vehicle limitation mode, and (ii) cause a vehicle limitation flag to be stored in non-volatile memory, and wherein said vehicle limitation flag is indicative of maintaining said vehicle in said vehicle limitation mode.

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