Patent Number: 6,166,631

Title: Method and apparatus for alerting a vehicle driver of an operating condition

Abstract: A method and apparatus for alerting a vehicle driver of a primary operating condition in a vehicle, includes detecting the primary operating condition. A primary warning indicator is then activated when the primary operating condition is detected. When a secondary operating condition is detected while the primary warning indicator is activated a secondary indicator is activated. The primary and secondary warning indicators are deactivated when the primary operating condition ceases to exist.

Inventors: Kennedy; John Francis (Dearborn, MI), Gerard; Matthew David (Westland, MI)

Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B60Q 9/00 (20060101); B60Q 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017