Vehicle identification or authentication

  • US 9,984,522 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2016
  • Issued: 05/29/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/07/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicle, comprising:

  • a power source to propel the vehicle;

    a user interface to receive commands from an occupant and provide output to the occupant;

    a plurality of on board sensors to sense an operating parameter of the vehicle;

    a computer readable medium for storing multiple authentication factors; and

    an on board microprocessor, coupled with the computer readable medium, that is programmed to;

    receive and transmit the multiple authentication factors or a key derived therefrom to a remote server to authenticate the vehicle or a vehicle occupant to the remote server, the multiple authentication factors comprising a plurality of an electronic address of a portable communication device of the occupant sensed by an on board sensor, a wireless remote signal description sensed by an on board sensor, a vehicle-related identifier, a vehicle parameter sensed by the on board processor, an environmental parameter sensed by the on board processor, and a passcode received by the microprocessor from the remote server.

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