Patent Number: 8,791,804

Title: Bi-directional portable electronic device for interaction with vehicle systems

Abstract: A portable electronic device for displaying information from a vehicle having a first transceiver to a user carrying the portable electronic device includes a second transceiver. The portable electronic device uses the second transceiver to conduct bi-directional communications with the vehicle systems. The portable electronic device may be a key-fob and include a display for displaying the information from the vehicle.

Inventors: Campbell; Douglas C. (Northville, MI), Pinard; Thierry (Garches, FR), Gueble; Christophe (Paris, FR), Abichaaya; Elie (Jouy le Moutier, FR), Dreisbach; Volker (Cologne, DE), Pozzi; Didier (Ermont, FR), Laignel; Pascal (Boulogne Billancourt, FR), Mougamadou; Karmaidine (Cergy, FR)

Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company

International Classification: B60Q 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018