Vehicle diagnostic or prognostic message transmission systems and methods

  • US 8,036,788 B2
  • Filed: 08/09/2007
  • Issued: 10/11/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/07/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for providing status data for vehicle maintenance, comprising:

  • monitoring for a triggering event on a vehicle having a wireless communications unit, the triggering event relating to a diagnostic or prognostic analysis of at least one of a plurality of different components or subsystems of the vehicle; and

    initiating a wireless transmission between the communications unit and a remote site separate and apart from the vehicle in response to the triggering event, the transmission including a diagnostic or prognostic message about the at least one component or subsystem.

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