Automotive communication system

  • US 9,481,306 B2
  • Filed: 12/16/2015
  • Issued: 11/01/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/08/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An automotive communication system for a vehicle, said automotive communication system comprising:

  • a multi-pixel reconfigurable display device disposed at an interior portion of a vehicle equipped with said automotive communication system;

    wherein data is wirelessly communicated to and is received by electronic circuitry of the equipped vehicle from a mobile accessory that is a personal accessory of an occupant of the equipped vehicle;

    wherein said data is at least in part customized to a geographic location of the equipped vehicle as determined by a global positioning system operable to determine the geographical location of the equipped vehicle;

    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 said automotive communication system includes voice input and said automotive communication system includes voice generation; and

    wherein said data is from a data provider located external of and remote from the equipped vehicle.

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