Vehicular wireless communication system

  • US 8,000,894 B2
  • Filed: 10/20/2010
  • Issued: 08/16/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/02/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular wireless communication system for a vehicle, said vehicular wireless communication system comprising:

  • a control in an equipped vehicle operable to communicate with an external service provider via a wireless communication link between the equipped vehicle and the external service provider, wherein said control receives a user input from the driver of the equipped vehicle, and responsive thereto, establishes said wireless communication link between the equipped vehicle and the external service provider;

    wherein data from the external service provider is downloaded to said control via said wireless communication link;

    said control comprising memory for storing downloaded data at least after said wireless communication link established between said control and the external service provider is disconnected; and

    wherein said control controls at least one accessory of the vehicle responsive to at least one of (a) a geographic location of the vehicle as determined by a global positioning system of the equipped vehicle and (b) a biometric characteristic of an occupant of the equipped vehicle.

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