Publication Date: 2018-Sep-17
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Smart devices continue to proliferate as the Internet-of-Things expands. Advances in both automotive and computing device technology now allow smart device functionality to be integrated into automobiles. In some circumstances, smart device functionality can be incorporated into the computing system of the automobile itself. In other circumstances, smart device functionality can be present in an automobile via a secondary electronic device, such as a dongle coupled to an automobile's on-board diagnostic port or a twelve-volt electric port. In either circumstance, smart device functionality can be integrated into the automobile without the need of, or compromising the performance of, a driver's or passenger's mobile device. Keywords: Smart device, WiFi, Bluetooth, Internet-of-Things, automobile, assistant, hands-free, voice activated, on-board diagnostic port, dongle, fob, VIN number, SIM card, GPS.