US Patent No. 10,485,037

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTED CONNECTIVITY VEHICLE MANAGEMENT


Patent No. 10,485,037
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Method And Apparatus For Distributed Connectivity Vehicle Management
Inventorship Basavaraj Tonshal, Northville, MI (US)
Anthony Mark Phillips, Northville, MI (US)
Ylldes Zeneli, Bloomfield Hills, MI (US)
Florian Frischmuth, Plymouth, MI (US)
Julius Marchwicki, Detroit, MI (US)
Ritesh Pandya, Rochester Hills, MI (US)
Charles J. King, II, Saline, MI (US)
Yifan Chen, Ann Arbor, MI (US)
Panduranga Kondoju, Westland, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,037

1. A system comprising:a processor configured to:
determine available vehicular connectivity options in response to a data transfer request;
determine a preferred option from the available vehicular connectivity options based on previously stored connectivity policies defined and saved with respect to the vehicular connectivity options, defining at least data types to be serviced with a given option, responsive to determining that multiple available vehicular connectivity options exist, wherein the connectivity policies associated with a vehicle are determined on a driver-by-driver basis, a driver identifiable by a vehicle computing system, and wherein if the driver is not identified, a generic pre-set list of policies associated with the vehicle is used; and
utilize the preferred option to fulfill the data transfer request.