US 10,485,037 B2
Method and apparatus for distributed connectivity vehicle management
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); and Panduranga Kondoju, Westland, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Dec. 1, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/955,669.
Prior Publication US 2017/0156167 A1, Jun. 1, 2017
Int. Cl. H04W 76/14 (2018.01); H04W 4/80 (2018.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04W 72/08 (2009.01); H04W 88/06 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 76/14 (2018.02) [H04L 67/12 (2013.01); H04L 67/16 (2013.01); H04W 4/80 (2018.02); H04W 72/085 (2013.01); H04W 88/06 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
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.