US Patent No. 9,622,159

PLUG-AND-PLAY INTERACTIVE VEHICLE INTERIOR COMPONENT ARCHITECTURE


Patent No. 9,622,159
Issue Date April 11, 2017
Title Plug-and-play Interactive Vehicle Interior Component Architecture
Inventorship Pietro Buttolo, Dearborn Heights, MI (US)
James Stewart Rankin, II, Novi, MI (US)
Stephen Ronald Tokish, Sylvania, OH (US)
Stuart C. Salter, White Lake, MI (US)
Gary Steven Strumolo, Canton, MI (US)
Assignee Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,622,159

1. A system comprising:
a wireless transceiver configured to scan for advertised services; and
a processor programmed to
receive a service identifier of a service from the wireless transceiver,
verify a name included in the service identifier indicates that the service identifier is an in-vehicle component, and
decode, from the service identifier, a relative location within a vehicle, a zone controlled by the in-vehicle component,
and a category of functionality of the in-vehicle component.