12. A vehicle connection maintenance system, comprising:an external server;
a remote receiver connected to the external server;
a vehicle receiver disposed in a vehicle and configured to receive a signal from a portable device to enable the portable device to wirelessly connect to a connection system in the vehicle;
a vehicle transmitter disposed in the vehicle and configured to transmit information related to the portable device to the remote receiver; and
an electronic controller disposed in a vehicle and including a processor and a control program stored on a memory, the processor using the control program to cause the vehicle transmitter to transmit information to the remote receiver when the vehicle receiver has received the signal from the portable device and the portable device is wirelessly connected to the connection system of the vehicle to maintain wireless connection between the portable device and the connection system of the vehicle and prevent the portable device from wirelessly connecting to a remote system, the information indicating that the portable device is connected to the connection system in the vehicle.