VEHICLE COMPENSATION FOR PHONE VOLUME
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-19
The IP.com Prior Art Database
A vehicle system includes a hands-free phone module. The hands-free phone module may be configured to wireless connect with a cellular phone to enable the vehicle's audio system to be used as a part of the hands-free phone. The volume of the outputs (voice, ringer, etc.) may be adjusted to compensate for increasing ambient noise in the vehicle. Volume may be adjusted based on an increase in vehicle speed, a change in tire pressure of the vehicle's tires, an increase in ambient noise, a combination of these factors, or some other factor or combination of factors. Ambient noise and voice inputs from a user may be received by a common microphone. The volume adjustments may take place in the hands-free module, in the vehicle audio system, and/or in the portable phone itself.