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Infotainment-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Driver detection steering wheel
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
November 23, 2017 - N°20170334392

Example systems and methods for a driver detection steering wheel are disclosed. An example disclosed vehicle includes a steering wheel, a driver, a detector, and an enabling module. The example steering wheel includes a plurality of capacitive sensors. The example driver is to change voltage levels on the plurality of capacitive sensors. The example detector is to measure time delays ...
Communication integration via short range wireless connectivity relay
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
November 16, 2017 - N°20170331936

A system and method for providing wireless communication between a handheld mobile device and an embedded vehicle system of a motor vehicle. The system includes a communication module that utilizes at least two different short range wireless communication technologies to facilitate communication and/or pairing of an occupant's smartphone or other mobile device with an embedded vehicle system such as ...
Automated/smart creation display of vehicle identification number and other owner information via infotainment display
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America, Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America
November 09, 2017 - N°20170322935

A vehicle includes a memory device storing information identifying the vehicle. An infotainment user interface includes a display screen, a keyboard, and an electronic processing device communicatively coupled to the memory device. The electronic processing device responds to a user keying in a set of predefined characters into the keyboard by displaying on the display screen the information identifying the ...
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Method for operating an infotainment system of a motor vehicle, and infotainment system for motor ...
Audi Ag
October 26, 2017 - N°20170308286

A method for operating an infotainment system of a motor vehicle in which at least one data set stored on at least one mobile terminal is transmitted wirelessly to the infotainment system and received by the infotainment system as soon as a swipe gesture has been detected on the mobile terminal wherein the at least one data set is stored ...
Systems and methods for infotainment system startup
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170305270

Systems and methods for infotainment system startup are provided. One embodiment of a method includes determining a user-defined startup priority associated with a plurality of vehicle service classifications, where the plurality of vehicle service classifications are associated with a plurality of respective vehicle services. Embodiments also include receiving an indication of vehicle startup, determining whether at least two of the ...
Centrally managed waypoints established, communicated and presented via vehicle telematics/infotainment infrastructure
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
October 19, 2017 - N°20170299402

A method is described for incorporating a new waypoint into a current trip. The method includes configuring a trip definition and thereafter determining a proposed poi based upon: the trip definition, and a collection of potential proposed poi instances. The waypoint server system processes the collection of potential proposed poi instances, to render the proposed poi, by: (1) establishing poi ratings ...
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Telematics service buttons integrated with infotainment system using an uninterrupted power supply with optmized consumption
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
October 05, 2017 - N°20170285712

An in-vehicle system is described that initiates a telematics service call via a touch-based user interface. The in-vehicle system includes a telematics unit that supports communications relating to telematics services, an infotainment center, and a touchscreen interface configured to present user-selectable controls for invoking services provided by the infotainment center and the telematics unit. The system further comprises a backup ...
Customized media content delivery system and method
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
September 28, 2017 - N°20170279549

Methods, systems, and vehicles are provided that utilize a communication system that may include infotainment systems and telematics systems along with land network and call center functions to target audio content to an occupant of the vehicle, e. G., the driver or a passenger. The systems, methods and vehicle may seamlessly replace broadcast content segments of broadcast programming with targeted ...
System and method for powering start-stop and hybrid vehicle components and accessories
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
September 14, 2017 - N°20170259803

A vehicle includes an engine cranked by an electric machine powered by a first battery, a first plurality of components powered by the first battery, a second plurality of components powered by a second battery, and a processor programmed to isolate the second battery and associated components from the first battery and associated components at least during engine cranking. The ...
Vehicle operator training system
Faraday&future Inc.
August 31, 2017 - N°20170249856

Examples of the disclosure are directed to an automated vehicle that can function as a vehicle operator training system. A vehicle that combines sensors, actuators, infotainment, and/or communication functions may have the capability to provide a fully autonomous training experience in a real world environment. The vehicle can administer, monitor, and communicate with a vehicle operator for competency training ...
Method for verifying operations for common application development of in-vehicle infotainment system and mobile terminal
Lg Electronics Inc.
August 10, 2017 - N°20170228311

The present invention relates to an autonomous driving and an advanced driver assistance system. The present invention relates to a simulator for an easier application development and, more specifically, to a method capable of verifying operations of a common mobile application for providing an interworking function between an in-vehicle infotainment system and a mobile terminal. A method for verifying an ...
Antenna module for a motor vehicle, driver assistance system as well as motor vehicle
Connaught Electronics Ltd.
July 27, 2017 - N°20170214130

The invention relates to an antenna module (3) for a motor vehicle (1) comprising at least one antenna (5, 5a, 5b, 5c) for an infotainment system of the motor vehicle (1), an antenna housing (6) for attaching to an exterior trim part (4) of the motor vehicle (1) and a camera (7) with a camera objective (10) for capturing an environmental region (8) of the motor vehicle (1), wherein the at ...
Vehicle infotainment system
Continental Automotive Gmbh
July 20, 2017 - N°20170206139

The invention relates to a vehicle infotainment system, comprising a system-on-chip with a restart monitoring device. In this arrangement, the restart monitoring device is designed to determine a number of restarts of the system-on-chip and to deactivate the system-on-chip or to switch it in an idle mode when the number of restarts of the system-on-chip exceeds a predetermined threshold value. ...
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Methods and systems for managing a mobile device in communication with a vehicle
Livio, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170196032

A vehicle system includes a processor programed to output at a user interface a calibratable permission table based on input from a recognized system administrator. The calibratable permission table has one or more control parameters for controlling access to one or more infotainment settings via at least one occupant mobile device. The processor is further programed to, in response to ...
Interchangeable rear seat infotainment system
Voxx International Corporation
July 06, 2017 - N°20170195708

A rear seat entertainment system includes an access point and a second housing. The access point includes a first screen and input/output ports. The access point is included in a first housing. The second housing is separate from the first housing and includes a second screen. The access point is configured to display first content on the first screen ...
Method and system for displaying a position of a vehicle at a remotely located device
The Directv Group, Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170188201

A system and method for displaying a vehicle location on a user device includes an in-vehicle infotainment system and the user device coupled to the in-vehicle infotainment system of a vehicle. A global positioning system generates a vehicle position signal at the vehicle. The in-vehicle infotainment system communicates the vehicle position signal to a user device. The user device generates ...
Method and system of notifying users using an in-vehicle infotainment system
The Directv Group, Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170188110

A system and method for notifying a user of various events through the in-vehicle system while suppressing notifications at a mobile device or a wearable device includes the mobile device and the in-vehicle infotainment system in communication with the mobile device. The mobile device receives a notification signal, suppresses displaying the notification signal and communicates the notification signal to the ...
Method and system for obtaining content data in an in-vehicle infotainment system from a set ...
The Directv Group, Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170188078

A system and method for communicating content data to an in-vehicle system includes the in-vehicle infotainment system detecting a home local area network and joining the home local area network. The home local area network comprises a set top box. The in-vehicle infotainment system communicates a data request to the set top box in response to joining the local area ...
Method and system for providing audio signals to an in-vehicle infotainment system
The Directv Group, Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170188077

A system and method for audibly displaying an audio signal at an in-vehicle infotainment system received through a mobile device to provide continual access to the content when the user enters a vehicle includes the mobile device comprising a first audio player and a second audio player. The mobile device receives an audio-video signal through a network. The first audio ...
Method of controlling a content displayed in an in-vehicle system
The Directv Group, Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170185362

A system and method for controlling an in-vehicle infotainment system to control content in using a primary display includes a mobile device and the in-vehicle infotainment system in communication with the mobile device. The in-vehicle infotainment system comprises the primary display and a first secondary display. The in-vehicle infotainment system receives a first content selection signal for a first content. ...
Infotainment systems for a vehicle
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
June 15, 2017 - N°20170166057

An infotainment system is provided for use in a vehicle. The system comprises a screen configured to provide vehicle information and/or entertainment content. The screen is a touchscreen configured to enable the user to select content. A track is configured to enable the lateral movement of the screen from a first position laterally displaced from a centerline of the ...
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