SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPGRADING FIRMWARE IN A VEHICLE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-03
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A system for wireless communication to external sources is disclosed. Vehicle systems including firmware can be coupled to the external communication systems to receive firmware updates wirelessly over the Internet or from any other source. The vehicle computing system can establish an external communication link using a link (e.g., a Bluetooth link) to a cellular phone that connects to an external service. The external link can be used to receive the firmware upgrades. Following receipt, the vehicle computing system can transfer the upgrades to the device needing the upgrade using a second Bluetooth link. Although a Bluetooth link is described in this embodiment, any wireless RF link could be used.