Patent Number: 8,879,451

Title: Vehicle battery power save timer

Abstract: The described method and system provide for processing telematics service-related calls on a telematics-equipped vehicle when the vehicle ignition is off. By utilizing one or more call timers, the described invention is able to prevent excessive drain to the vehicle battery while still providing broad access to telematics services when the vehicle ignition is off. Certain types of calls may be excepted from the call timers, and different types of calls may use different call timers. A call center may also intervene and modify the process by changing the values of the timers.

Inventors: Yi; Ki Hak (Windsor, CA), Shamoun; Christopher N. (Commerce Township, MI)

Assignee: General Motors LLC

International Classification: H04B 1/38 (20060101); G08C 17/00 (20060101); B60R 25/40 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00