Increasing vehicle security

  • US 8,725,330 B2
  • Filed: 01/28/2011
  • Issued: 05/13/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/02/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • an interface configured to transfer energy to an energy storage medium of a vehicle, wherein said energy is received from a system separate from said vehicle, and wherein said energy storage medium is configured to power a motor of said vehicle to move said vehicle;

    a first component configured to perform an authentication of at least one component of said system; and

    a second component coupled with said first component and said interface, wherein said second component is configured to adjust an amount of energy transferred over said interface, andwherein said first component is configured to control said second component to allow transfer of said energy over said interface if said authentication of said at least one component is successful.

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