Vehicle communication system

  • US 7,916,043 B2
  • Filed: 09/01/2009
  • Issued: 03/29/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/08/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A wireless communication system for a vehicle, said wireless communication system comprising:

  • a global positioning system operable to determine a current geographical location of the vehicle and a current directional heading of the vehicle, wherein said global positioning system is operable to provide location and directional information useful to the driver of the vehicle;

    wherein data useful to the driver of the vehicle that is relevant to at least one of the current geographical location of the vehicle and the current directional heading of the vehicle is carried from an external provider to the vehicle via a wireless communication link; and

    wherein said data is wirelessly communicated from said external provider to the vehicle responsive to at least one of (a) location of the vehicle, (b) identity of the vehicle and (c) directional heading of the vehicle, and wherein said data is at least in part customized to at least one of the current geographic location of the vehicle and the current directional heading of the vehicle.

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