Interface for wireless data transmission in a motor vehicle, and computer program product

  • US 9,560,387 B2
  • Filed: 03/28/2012
  • Issued: 01/31/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/26/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for data transmission in a motor vehicle, the system comprising:

  • a communication unit (17) of the motor vehicle configured to facilitate wireless communication in the motor vehicle;

    a mobile data appliance (6) having a display (7) and a computation unit (16); and

    one or more information displays (4) in the motor vehicle, the one or more information displays (4) having a computation unit (15), the mobile data appliance (6) and the one or more information displays (4) each being configured to cooperate with one another to provide an interface therebetween,wherein the mobile data appliance (6) and the one or more information displays (4) are each configured so as to be wirelessly connectable to one another such that the screen content of the mobile data appliance (6) is presentable on the one or more information displays (4),wherein the computation unit (16) of the mobile data appliance (6) is configured to use the wireless communication to actuate the one or more information displays (4) in the motor vehicle by transmitting video signals corresponding to the screen content of the mobile data appliance (6) to the one or more information displays (4),wherein the computation unit (15) of the one or more information displays (4) is configured to present for display the video signals received from the mobile data appliance (6), andwherein the computation unit (16) of the mobile data appliance (6) is configured to display on the mobile data appliance a reduced area (11) that presents the actual screen content of the display (7) of the mobile data appliance and a frame (12) surrounding the reduced area (11), and to display within the surrounding frame (12) one or more display items (13), each of the one or more display items (13) corresponding to at least a respective one of the one or more information displays (4), and to initiate the wireless communication to actuate at least one of the one or more information displays (4) in the motor vehicle by transmitting the video signals corresponding to the screen content of the mobile data appliance (6) to the one or more information displays (4) corresponding to the one or more display items (13) in the frame (12) in the event of a directional movement of the entire mobile data appliance (6) in the direction of the one or more display items (13) corresponding to the one or more information displays (4) of the vehicle, the directional movement of the entire mobile data appliance that initiates the wireless transmission;

    (a) being established by acceleration sensors (18) arranged in the mobile data appliance (6), and(b) being in the direction of the respective display item (13) that corresponds to a respective information display (4) of the vehicle.

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