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Integration of non volatile memory and connectivity features in vehicle key fob for data file transfer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130343D
Published in the IP.com Journal: Volume 5 Issue 11A (2005-11-25)
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Nov-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

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Siemens

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Abstract

At present it is impossible for the driver to transfer data to/from vehicle onboard electronics without using specific media or additional devices, for instance: • Media such as tapes or disks (CD, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and Minidisk) with respect to data for navigation or multimedia (music or video files, maps). • External electronic sources connected with cables, specific sockets or wireless interfaces to the vehicle onboard electronics (e.g. MP3 player, Minidisk-player, video camcorder, and mobile phone). The following idea proposes to embed a standard connection socket (USB, Universal Serial Bus) or a wireless interface (Bluetooth) into the vehicle key fob (Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)-fob or Port Area Support Element (PASE)-fob). In this manner data can be uploaded/downloaded and in addition the equipment is commonly available in both automotive and consumer electronics appliance (personal computer, audio/video equipment, mobile phone).

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Integration of non volatile memory and connectivity features in vehicle key fob for data file transfer

Idea: Frédéric Lucas, KR-Ichon; Axel Mueller, DE-Regensburg; Ulrich Emmerling, DE-Regensburg

At present it is impossible for the driver to transfer data to/from vehicle onboard electronics without using specific media or additional devices, for instance:

* Media such as tapes or disks (CD, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and Minidisk) with respect to data for navigation or multimedia (music or video files, maps).

* External electronic sources connected with cables, specific sockets or wireless interfaces to the vehicle onboard electronics (e.g. MP3 player, Minidisk-player, video camcorder, and mobile phone).

The following idea proposes to embed a standard connection socket (USB, Universal Serial Bus) or a wireless interface (Bluetooth) into the vehicle key fob (Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)-fob or Port Area Support Element (PASE)-fob). In this manner data can be uploaded/downloaded and in addition the equipment is commonly available in both automotive and consumer electronics appliance (personal computer, audio/video equipment, mobile phone).

The size of the fob is significantly smaller than other media or devices usually required for this purpose. It can be used to replace the various media and there is no restriction on the type of data which can be transferred into the key fob and hence to/from the vehicle. If the key fob is equipped with a wired interface (USB), no external...