Methods, systems, and computer program products for managing operation of a portable electronic device

  • US 8,902,054 B2
  • Filed: 02/10/2011
  • Issued: 12/02/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • storing code on a computer readable medium for being executed by one or more processors for;

    determining whether at least one aspect of a text message is to be prevented based on at least one of a plurality of policies, the determining whether the at least one aspect of the text message is to be prevented including presenting to at least one of an operator or a user, via a portable electronic device, at least one user interface element for allowing the at least one of the operator or the user to provide at least one user input for preventing the at least one aspect of the text message;

    determining whether at least one aspect of a call is to be prevented based on at least one of the plurality of policies, the determining whether the at least one aspect of the call is to be prevented including presenting to at least one of the operator or the user, via the portable electronic device, at least one user interface element for allowing the at least one of the operator or the user to provide at least one user input for preventing the at least one aspect of the call;

    receiving, from a component of an automotive vehicle, a first information attribute about at least one component of the automotive vehicle at the portable electronic device, the first information attribute including an identifier;

    receiving the first information attribute about the automotive vehicle including the identifier via the portable electronic device by presenting at least one user interface element via the portable electronic device and detecting user input via the portable electronic device; and

    after receiving the first information attribute both from the component of the automotive vehicle and via the user input via the portable electronic device and determining that the portable electronic device is communicatively coupled to the component of the automotive vehicle via a particular protocol, automatically preventing;

    the at least one aspect of the text message based on the determination whether the at least one aspect of the text message is to be prevented, andthe at least one aspect of the call based on the determination whether the at least one aspect of the call is to be prevented.

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