Smart modem device for vehicular and roadside applications

  • US 7,355,509 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2006
  • Issued: 04/08/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A data collection and transmission system, comprising:

  • at least one of a sensor and user interface operable to collect information regarding vehicle state and/or vehicle occupants;

    at least one slot operable to receive a selected network card, the at least one slot being configured to receive cards of multiple private and/or public networks;

    a plurality of sets of connection managers and monitors corresponding to different types and/or origins of network cards, each set comprising at least one connection manager to interact with the corresponding network card in establishing a connection with the corresponding wireless network and connection monitor to monitor a state of the connection and at least one of the connection manager and monitor of a first set being different than a corresponding at least one of the connection manager and monitor of a second set; and

    a system manager operable to determine a type and/or origin of network card and select and cause execution of the corresponding connection manager and monitor set to set up a connection with the network corresponding to the determined type and/or origin of network card.

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