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Customized wireless data chunking

A system and method of controlling the wireless transmission of data includes: determining one or more data chunk and quiescent period sizing factors selecting values for a data chunk size and a quiescent period for use in wirelessly transmitting data; transmitting a portion of a vehicle data package having the selected data chunk size from a remote facility to a vehicle; waiting for the quiescent period to pass; and transmitting another portion of the vehicle data package having the selected data chunk size after the quiescent period has passed.. . ... General Motors Llc

Anonymizing streaming data

A system and method of anonymizing streaming data sets includes: processing one or more data sets into one or more anonymous vector representations of those data set(s); accessing a generalized vector that includes a desired level of data anonymization; comparing the anonymous vector representations of the data set(s) with the generalized vector; determining whether the anonymous vector representations of the data set(s) are sufficiently anonymous based on the comparison; identifying a temporal period for sending data sets that are sufficiently anonymous; and increasing or decreasing a quantity of computational resources that determine whether the vector representations of the data set(s) are sufficiently anonymous based on an amount of time remaining in the temporal period.. . ... General Motors Llc

Customizing consumption of vehicle use using vehicle telematics

A system and method of customizing consumption of vehicle use includes: receiving, at a remote facility, a lease notification that includes a vehicle identifier; determining, at the remote facility, contact information for a vehicle based on the vehicle identifier; wirelessly transmitting a trigger from the remote facility to the vehicle, wherein the trigger directs the vehicle to monitor vehicle performance during a vehicle lease associated with the vehicle; wirelessly receiving vehicle data representing vehicle performance at the remote facility from the vehicle based on the trigger; and determining a payment value of a vehicle lease associated with the vehicle based on the vehicle data wirelessly received from the vehicle.. . ... General Motors Llc

Telematics-based vehicle value reports

A system and method of providing a telematics-based vehicle value report. The method includes: receiving a vehicle identity at a central facility; wirelessly transmitting a request for vehicle sensor data to a vehicle identified by the received vehicle identity via a wireless carrier system; wirelessly receiving the vehicle sensor data from the identified vehicle via the wireless carrier system; accessing, at a central facility, standard vehicle data values for vehicles within a vehicle group that includes the identified vehicle; constructing a vehicle value report which includes information that is based on a comparison of the received vehicle sensor data with the standard vehicle data values; and electronically transmitting the vehicle value report to a requesting entity. ... General Motors Llc

Dynamic vehicle request strategies

A method and system for communicating with a vehicle, e.g., to send vehicle commands. The system is used to carry out the method which includes receiving a user login request establishing a current vehicle application session, and analyzing an application history of the user including usage data for at least one previous vehicle application session of the user. ... General Motors Llc

Vehicle telematics services in coordination with a handheld wireless device

A system and method of performing vehicle navigation services in coordination with a handheld wireless device that involves determining a vehicle location at a vehicle using a vehicle telematics unit of the vehicle; identifying a plurality of points-of-interest (pois) within a predetermined range of the vehicle location; detecting a vehicle occupant has exited the vehicle; sending an instruction from the vehicle that directs a handheld wireless device associated with the vehicle occupant or the vehicle to begin generating location data; and receiving the location data from the handheld wireless device.. . ... General Motors Llc

Identifying a vehicle using a mobile device

A communication system and a method of identifying a target vehicle using application software on a mobile device. The method includes the steps of receiving at the mobile device a wireless signal transmitted from a transmitter at the target vehicle, wherein the wireless signal is received using an imaging detector in the mobile device; identifying that the target vehicle is a source of the wireless signal based on characteristics of the wireless signal; and in response to the identification, displaying to a user on a display of the mobile device an indication of an identity of the target vehicle.. ... General Motors Llc

Installing vehicle updates

A communication system and a method of using the communication system to install a vehicle update in a vehicle system module (vsm) onboard a vehicle while enabling the vehicle to remain in a mobilized state during the installation of the vehicle update. The method includes the steps of receiving a vehicle update for a target vsm in the vehicle while the vehicle is in the mobilized state; performing a hand-off operation procedure between a proxy device and the target vsm so that the proxy device is granted permission to execute vehicle operating instructions as if the proxy device is the target vsm; thereafter, installing the vehicle update at the target vsm; and continuing operation of the vehicle in the mobilized state using the proxy device instead of the target vsm during the installing step.. ... General Motors Llc

Systems and methods for fueling a vehicle with a fuel delivery service

Systems and methods are provided for fueling a vehicle with a fuel delivery service. A telematics unit is adapted for installation on the vehicle and configured to determine a fuel level of the vehicle. ... General Motors Llc

Vehicle information system and method

Methods, systems, and vehicles are provided that include information systems including a display disposed about the interior of a vehicle. The display is positioned within the vehicle to be viewable by an occupant of the vehicle who is not looking forward through the vehicle windshield and/or or towards displays, gauges or instrumentation primarily positioned for viewing by a forward-looking occupant. ... General Motors Llc

Cell selection and reselection using a vehicle antenna

A mobile vehicle communications system adapted to perform a method of cellular reselection using vehicle telematics unit coupled to a vehicle antenna. The method includes: performing a measurement of a reference signal from a serving cell that is connected to the telematics unit; determining whether to perform a measurement of a target cell based on both a serving cell signal strength value (srxlev) and a measured serving cell signal quality value (qqualmeas); and when the measurement of the target cell is performed, then determining whether to reselect to the target cell based on cell selection values of the serving and target cells.. ... General Motors Llc

Systems and methods for monitoring a parking space

Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a parking space with a sign. A sensor monitors the parking space and generate sensor data. ... General Motors Llc

Managing licensed and unlicensed communications using cellular protocols

A system and method of identifying licensed and unlicensed communications over a cellular protocol includes: wirelessly transmitting a communication session request from a wireless device to a wireless carrier system using the lte cellular protocol; receiving a response at the wireless device from the wireless carrier system indicating that the wireless carrier system is providing a communication session using a licensed communications frequency band or an unlicensed communications frequency band; and establishing communications from the wireless device via the wireless carrier system based on whether the wireless carrier system is providing cellular communications via the licensed communications frequency band or the unlicensed communications frequency band.. . ... General Motors Llc

Dynamic status update solicitation

A system and method of providing status updates to one or more mobile devices. The method includes receiving a vehicle action request from the mobile device at a central office, determining a status update frequency based upon at least one real-time characteristic, and instructing the mobile device to request status updates on the vehicle action request to the central office at the status update frequency. ... General Motors Llc

11/09/17 / #20170322791

Providing vehicle system module updates

A communication system that includes a backend system and a vehicle. A method of using the communication system to remotely provide system module updates for the vehicle. ... General Motors Llc

10/26/17 / #20170308365

Facilitating mobile device application installation using a vehicle

A method carried out by a vehicle for facilitating installation of a vehicle access application on a mobile device. The method begins by establishing short range communication with a mobile device. ... General Motors Llc

10/12/17 / #20170295478

Systems and methods for delivering product information to a mobile device

Methods and systems are provided for delivering product information to a mobile device. A beacon uses a transmitter to transmit a product identification key to the mobile device over a first communication channel. ... General Motors Llc

10/12/17 / #20170291539

Systems and methods for detecting objects within a vehicle

Methods and systems are provided for detecting objects within a vehicle. A sensor monitors an interior of the vehicle and generates sensor data. ... General Motors Llc

08/24/17 / #20170245138

Managing remote provisioning at a wireless device

A system and method of provisioning a wireless device that uses cellular communication protocols. The method carried out by the system includes: establishing a wireless communications session with the wireless device at a remote facility; transmitting provisioning information from the remote facility to the wireless device via the wireless communications session; and including a computer readable instruction with the provisioning information commanding the wireless device to contact the remote facility when the wireless communications session has been interrupted and the transmission of provisioning information is not complete.. ... General Motors Llc

08/17/17 / #20170238230

Controlling vehicle telematics unit selection of radio access technology

A system and method of controlling the radio access technology selected by a vehicle telematics unit includes receiving a request to initiate a voice call from a vehicle occupant at the vehicle telematics unit; ending any existing data connection that is using a latest-technology rat to communicate with a cell tower, wherein simultaneous voice and data (svd) communications are not possible using the latest-technology rat; ending the data connection with the cell tower using a latest-technology rat; establishing the voice call via a cell tower using an older-technology rat; detecting the end of the voice call; commanding the vehicle telematics unit to end use of the older-technology rat in response; and establishing data communications with a cell tower via the latest-technology rat.. . ... General Motors Llc

08/10/17 / #20170225690

Wearable device controlled vehicle systems

An example of a system to control an in-vehicle system includes a wearable device, a vehicle communications platform operatively disposed in a vehicle, a control module in communication with the vehicle communications platform, and the in-vehicle system. The wearable device is for recognizing a hand gesture. ... General Motors Llc

07/13/17 / #20170201860

Determining vehicle location via signal strength and signal drop event

A method for determining vehicle location via a mobile computing device includes: determining, by an application of the mobile computing device, a first signal strength corresponding to a communications component of a vehicle and a first mobile device location corresponding to the first signal strength; detecting, by the application, a signal drop event corresponding to a loss of the signal corresponding to the communications component of the vehicle; determining, by the application, in response to detecting the signal drop event, the first mobile device location corresponding to the first signal strength as the vehicle location based on the first mobile device location being the most recent location at which a recorded signal strength was at a highest level; and providing, by the application, a notification indicating the vehicle location to a user of the mobile device.. . ... General Motors Llc

07/06/17 / #20170196026

Controlling wireless subscription selection of a uicc with multiple cellular profiles

A system and method of controlling selection of cellular profiles at a vehicle includes: detecting a call placed at the vehicle equipped with a vehicle telematics unit that subscribes to cellular service provided by a wireless carrier system; detecting, at the vehicle telematics unit, one or more cell towers providing service only for a different wireless carrier system; directing the vehicle telematics unit to stop use of a cellular profile configured for the wireless carrier system and begin use of a different cellular profile configured for the different wireless carrier system; and placing the call from the vehicle telematics unit using the different cellular profile and a cell tower belonging to the different wireless carrier system.. . ... General Motors Llc

07/06/17 / #20170193026

Customer vehicle data security method

A database system and method for managing and storing sensitive and non-sensitive vehicle data. Received vehicle data messages are processed to separate out sensitive and non-sensitive data. ... General Motors Llc

06/29/17 / #20170187787

Aggregating vehicle-related big data

A private computer network associated with a vehicle data service center and a method of aggregating vehicle data using the private computer network. The method includes the steps of: receiving from a first subscriber vehicle one or more upload messages at a load balancing computer (lbc), wherein each of the one or more upload messages comprise unencrypted data; based on the unencrypted data, selecting at the lbc at least one telematics server of a telematics server farm to send the one or more upload messages; and providing the one or more upload messages to the at least one telematics server for upload message aggregation, wherein the lbc and the telematics server farm are associated with the private computer network.. ... General Motors Llc

06/22/17 / #20170176991

Systems and methods to enable or disable autonomous driving

An autonomous driving system for a vehicle is provided. The system includes a location unit configured to determine a current location of the vehicle; a database storing mapping information; and a control unit coupled to the location unit and the database, the control unit configured to selectively generate autonomous driving commands for the current location in view of the mapping information.. ... General Motors Llc

06/22/17 / #20170176989

Operating modes for autonomous driving

Methods, systems, and vehicles are provided for controlling an automated system of a vehicle. In one example, the vehicle includes one or more automated driving systems, a plurality of position determining systems, and a processor. ... General Motors Llc

06/22/17 / #20170176599

Systems and methods for locating a vehicle

Methods and systems are provided for locating a vehicle. A locating device receives position data and determines an approximate position of the vehicle. ... General Motors Llc

06/22/17 / #20170174223

Position error estimate and implementation for autonomous driving

Methods, systems, and vehicles are provided for controlling an automated system of a vehicle. In one example, the vehicle includes one or more automated driving systems, a plurality of input systems, and a processor. ... General Motors Llc

06/15/17 / #20170171832

Cellular connectivity following a volte connectivity failure

A communication system and method of providing cellular connectivity in a vehicle using the communication system. The method includes the steps of: registering a telematics unit in the vehicle with an internet protocol (ip) multimedia subsystem (ims) in a cellular network; using the telematics unit, attempting to establish a voice-over long-term evolution (volte) connection via the ims with an endpoint device; in response to the attempt, receiving an indication of a connectivity issue; and in response to receiving the indication, automatically attempting to de-register with the ims.. ... General Motors Llc

06/15/17 / #20170169639

Authenticating a vehicle user

A system includes a vehicle, a vehicle communications platform (vcp), and an in-vehicle biometric system. The vcp is programmed to recognize a sequence of events. ... General Motors Llc

04/13/17 / #20170102697

Selecting a vehicle function to control using a wearable electronic device

A system and method of selecting a vehicle function to control using a wearable electronic device includes: receiving, at a vehicle, an identity of a gesture that is associated with two or more vehicle functions and made using the wearable electronic device; identifying which of the two or more vehicle functions to control in response to receiving the identity of the gesture; and controlling the vehicle function.. . ... General Motors Llc

02/09/17 / #20170036511

Cloud-based in-car hvac system

A method for controlling a vehicle cabin climate is provided. The method includes the steps of receiving and aggregating data relating to one or more inputs, wherein at least some of the data is acquired at the vehicle and some of the data is acquired from sources located remotely from the vehicle. ... General Motors Llc

02/02/17 / #20170034810

Direct air interface control of telematics unit network access device by operations control center

A method, implemented at a server of an operations control center of a telematics service provider, for transmitting commands to a network access device, is described. The method involves creating one or more command data packets, each comprising a payload and control information, the control information identifying an at command air interface. ... General Motors Llc

02/02/17 / #20170034040

Distributed database server network and maintenance process

A scalable distributed server system and method to maintain the system, wherein the system comprises a top virtual layer that includes a fixed or variable number of virtual buckets, wherein a virtual bucket maps an input to a routing bucket in one or more middle routing layers; and a bottom server layer that includes a variable number of servers that each include a database that stores data and an application that recalls data from and stores data into the database, wherein the one or more middle routing layers comprise a variable number of routing buckets that route input received from a virtual bucket in the top virtual layer to a server contained within the bottom server layer.. . ... General Motors Llc








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