Peripheral access devices and sensors for use with vehicle telematics devices and systems

  • US 7,904,219 B1
  • Filed: 04/27/2007
  • Issued: 03/08/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/25/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A telematics system comprising:

  • a telematics device comprisinga controller,a diagnostic system, communicating with the controller, configured to receive diagnostic information from a host vehicle,a position-locating system, communicating with the controller, configured to determine location information of the host vehicle,a wireless transceiver, communicating with the controller, configured to transmit and receive information through a wireless network to and from at least one Internet-accessible website,at least one communication interface operatively associated with the controller, the communication interface including at least a short range wireless interface, andthe telematics device being configured to communicate with at least one access device other than the diagnostic system and the position-locating system of the telematics device, wherein the communication interface is configured to universally interface with a plurality of access devices.

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