Automotive communication system

  • US 8,884,788 B2
  • Filed: 08/30/2013
  • Issued: 11/11/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/08/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An automotive communication system for a vehicle, said automotive communication system comprising:

  • a global positioning system operable to determine a geographical location;

    a display device disposed at an interior portion of a vehicle equipped with said automotive communication system, wherein at least one of (a) said display device comprises a multi-pixel display device, (b) said display device is capable of displaying a scrolling display, (c) said display device is capable of displaying a multi-text display and (d) said display device comprises a reconfigurable display device;

    wherein data is wirelessly communicated to and is received by electronic circuitry of the equipped vehicle and wherein said data is at least in part customized to the geographic location of the equipped vehicle as determined by said global positioning system;

    wherein information derived at least in part from said data is displayed by said display device and is viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle who is operating the equipped vehicle;

    wherein a user input for the wireless communication is operable within the interior cabin of the equipped vehicle; and

    wherein at least one of (i) said automotive communication system includes voice input, (ii) said automotive communication system includes voice detection, (iii) said automotive communication system includes voice recognition and (iv) said automotive communication system includes voice generation.

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