System and method for tracking vehicle maintenance information

  • US 7,450,955 B2
  • Filed: 09/20/2006
  • Issued: 11/11/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/10/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for tracking vehicle maintenance information by a system administrator, comprising:

  • identifying by the system administrator a vehicle associated with a vehicle identifier of a receiving mobile unit;

    determining a warning associated with the vehicle;

    generating baseband message data indicating the warning by constructing at least one data packet from a plurality of data fields, the data fields including a unique identifier of a transmitting mobile unit, and the vehicle identifier of the receiving mobile unit;

    upconverting the baseband message data to radio frequency for transmission to the receiving mobile unit;

    transmitting the upconverted baseband message data from the transmitting mobile unit to the receiving mobile unit, thereby indicating the warning; and

    receiving a confirmation of receipt from the receiving mobile unit including parsing the confirmation of receipt to confirm the warning was received.

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