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Method of Using a Mobile Device as a Remote Car Starter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131204D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 8K

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Abstract

Ever walked up to your car trying to read email and then fumble trying to find your keys? Now we have a solution.

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MOBILE CAR STARTER

Method of Using a

Mobile

Device as a Remote Car Starter

Disclosed Anonymously

Ever walked up to your car trying to read email and then fumble trying to find your keys?  Now we have a solution.

As more cars become Bluetooth aware or can have Bluetooth awareness added to them, we can do more things from our mobile devices.

The idea here is to have a button on your mobile device’s ribbon to allow you to start your car.  This would be very helpful on a cold winter day.  Of course, you don't want someone to be able to pick-pocket your mobile device and start your car, so this feature could be password-protected so that only the car's owner could start the car.  This would be on top of the normal Bluetooth pairing password that is usually set.

In addition, the user could set an alarm on their device to automatically start the car at, say, 7:45am just before they normally leave for work.