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DESIGN SERVICES FOR PROVIDING MOBILE VEHICLE DISPLAYS CUSTOMIZED FOR END USER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000209791D
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 11K

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Abstract

Proposed is a vehicle display design service which is particularly adapted to be provided by a vehicle manufacturer, in particular, a manufacturer of construction or forestry vehicles. Through engineering design and specification, safety and operator notification requirements are defined. The display design service would then provide custom engineered display content that adheres to the required operator safety and notification requirements while allowing for the aesthetic and functional modification of other information. Where applicable, this design service could provide display configurations that have user modifiable content regions for gauges, text, messages, photographs, videos, logos, or other information. Depending on marketing intent, the designed display content can be purchased or provided for free.

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DESIGN SERVICES FOR PROVIDING MOBILE VEHICLE DISPLAYS CUSTOMIZED FOR END USER

Abstract

Proposed is a vehicle display design service which is particularly adapted to be provided by a vehicle manufacturer, in particular, a manufacturer of construction or forestry vehicles. Through engineering design and specification, safety and operator notification requirements are defined. The display design service would then provide custom engineered display content that adheres to the required operator safety and notification requirements while allowing for the aesthetic and functional modification of other information. Where applicable, this design service could provide display configurations that have user modifiable content regions for gauges, text, messages, photographs, videos, logos, or other information. Depending on marketing intent, the designed display content can be purchased or provided for free.

Background

    Vehicle displays are generally configured to display a fixed set of information based on the needs of a typical user, safety needs and protecting the vehicle from serious problems such as engine overheating, transmission fluid issues, stability, and the like. For vehicles which have widely-variable uses and diverse user expectations, this information may be more or less than a user requires or desires.

    There is also a trend in consumer electronic devices to provide the ability to customize the look and feel of a device to make the user's experience more personal and individualistic. However, the displays of current construction or forestry equipment do not feature this type of personalization. For example, depending on the task at hand and/or because of some physical limitation of the operator, it might be advantageous for a display to be entirely visual with color changes to apprise an operator of impending dangers or failures, while for other operators it may be desirable for warnings to be only audible or vocalized.

    It is noted that F. W. Murphy, Ltd., of the U.K. manufactures customizable vehicle displays, one model of which is a CAN-based, fully modular display design marketed as the PowerView 750.

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Description

A manufacturer of a vehicle is cognizant through engineering design and

specifications of the vehicle, of the operator safety and notification requirements and thus is in an excellent position for knowing what data links and connections are required for adequ...