Communication system for a vehicle

  • US 7,526,367 B2
  • Filed: 12/10/2007
  • Issued: 04/28/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/14/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A communication system for a vehicle comprising:

  • an interior assembly;

    an in-vehicle communication control located in the vehicle and remote from said interior assembly;

    a wired connective link electrically connecting said interior assembly and said in-vehicle communication control;

    a human-machine interface located at said interior assembly, said human-machine interface being connected to said in-vehicle communication control via said connective link to communicate at least one human-machine interface signal between said human-machine interface and said in-vehicle communication control;

    a global positioning system control in the vehicle, said global positioning system control communicating at least one GPS-derived signal to one of said interior assembly and said in-vehicle communication control via said connective link, said at least one human-machine interface signal and said at least one GPS-derived signal sharing said connective link such that said connective link comprises a shared common connective link between said in-vehicle communication control and said interior assembly; and

    Wherein said human-machine interface comprises at least one of (a) user actuatable inputs for controlling or actuating/deactuating functions of said in-vehicle communication control and (b) at least one microphone for receiving audible signals from within the vehicle cabin.

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