Patent #US6415207

Patent Title: 
System and method for automatically providing vehicle status information
Patent Abstract: 
A system for monitoring and reporting vehicle status information includes a database, a communication interface, and a system manager. The database stores status information associated with a vehicle, and the communication interface is designed to communicate with communication devices remotely located from the system. The system manager receives a message transmitted from the vehicle and updates the status information stored in the database based on the received message. When a remote communication device establishes communication with the communication interface, the communication interface receives caller identification information automatically transmitted to the communication interface. The system manager analyzes this caller identification information and automatically retrieves status information from the database based on the caller identification information. The system manager then transmits, via the communication interface, the retrieved status information to the remote communication device.
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