Re: Vehicle's VIN in IPv6.

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Thu, 31 March 2011 09:09 UTC

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Subject: Re: Vehicle's VIN in IPv6.
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I rather like the thought that each BMW will need its own BGP4
advertisement. Boeing tried that for a while with airplanes, and
it didn't work out too well.

    Brian


On 2011-03-31 22:03, Roland Bless wrote:
> Hi Radek,
> 
> On 30.03.2011 17:31, Radek Wróbel wrote:
>> Vehicle / mechanic engineers are working on a new On Board Diagnosis
>> standard for vehicles
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-board_diagnostics). Today EOBDv1 can
>> diagnose (quasi online) 849 failures. One of most important advantage of
>> EOBDv2 (but not only it) will be constant, real time communication with
>> service. The best way of them will be indyvidual number for every car
>> vehicles in the world. This number ought to cooporate with global
>> networking - TCP/IP (IPv6). All cars have indyvidual number - VIN
>> (17 characters which indicates on a country of production  and mark of
>> the car: digits and letters A-X). Maybe there is time when someone must
>> think about conversion VIN to IPv6 (like it's in local IPv4)? I've a few
>> ideas about it and of course I can share them if you will be intersting in.
> 
> There is already related work for this.
> You should be aware of a US Patent of 2005 "Method for Setting an
> Internet Protocol Address using a vehicle identification number".
> US 2005/0273505 A1, first hit
> http://www.google.com/patents?q=VIN+IPv6&btnG=Search+Patents
> (no comment on its usefulness here...)
> BMW has also recently filed a patent application with a VIN7 to IPv6
> address mapping.
> It's not totally clear to me what _problem_ you want to solve.
> Depending on that several options exist.
> However, I share the concerns that Scott Brim already expressed in his
> mail.
> 
> Regards,
>  Roland
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