Methods and systems for automatic detection of steering wheel control signals

  • US 8,214,105 B2
  • Filed: 08/21/2009
  • Issued: 07/03/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/21/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A control signal interface comprising:

  • an input unit electrically connectable to at least one channel of a first vehicle component, the first vehicle component including a steering wheel control component or a vehicle bus;

    a signal processing unit adapted to auto-detect a control signal configuration of the first vehicle component, by;

    (i) performing a first measurement on the at least one channel of the first vehicle component, and(ii) identifying the control signal configuration of the first vehicle component based on the first measurement; and

    an output unit electrically connectable to at least one channel of a second vehicle component, the second vehicle component including an aftermarket entertainment component,wherein the output unit is adapted to transmit control signals to the second vehicle component based on control signals received by the input unit and in accordance with the auto-detected control signal configuration of the first vehicle component.

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