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									        VIM Wireless Vehicle
         Information System
                           www.autoskynet.com
                             March 23, 2003

                                Introduction
The VIM Wireless website is a secured website. In order to obtain access to the
site, users must obtain a unique user ID and password from the VIM Wireless
Administrative Team. The VIM Wireless Team will allocate users as Editors or
Readers. Editors will have full access to interact with VIM equipped vehicles.
Readers will only be able to monitor vehicle information. Passwords require one
business day to be activated. Once the password is active, users can access the
VIM Wireless website and obtain information on vehicle location, odometer data,
electrical content, electrical software content, and diagnostic trouble codes.
Information on the VIM Wireless website is automatically updated based on data
transmitted from an equipped vehicle on ignition power-up and power-down.

Note! In order to view any maps on the website, all VIM Wireless users need to
install the appropriate map guide viewer. The map guide viewer is a plug-in
associated with Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer. (Please review the
Map Guide Viewer Appendix A to install the plug-in.)




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                             Getting Started
The VIM Wireless website utilizes a browser independent tool bar, shown below:



The browser buttons are as follows:

Back - Works the same as a typical browser back button.
Note! The BACK function will not work from the map section.

Home - Displays the map of the North America with all associated vehicles
superimposed. The home feature is used for quick access to every vehicle's
location.
Note! Using the HOME button is the only way to display all vehicles on one
map.

Map - Displays the previous map.

View - Displays your previous non-map view

Note! Switching between the Map and View buttons allows the user quick
access to website information. The map and view buttons display faster than the
back button.

Search - Allows the user to perform a detailed vehicle search by date range and
vehicle number.

Refresh - Same as typical browser refresh button.

Reload - Same as Refresh, except when updates are being performed on the
website. Used for Administrative use.

Close - Close application.




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                            Quick View Page
The first page displayed on the VIM Wireless website is the QUICK VIEW page,
shown below:




The QUICK VIEW page allows users quick access to mapping, vehicle
information, and remote vehicle interaction. Detailed individual vehicle
information can be obtained from 3 main views from the QUICK VIEW page. The
3 main views are as follows:

Control Panel
The Control Panel is accessed by clicking on the Vehicle Number. The Control
Panel provides more detailed Vehicle Information. See the section on the
Control Panel for further information.

Map View
The Map View is accessed by clicking on the Globe Icon. This will map the
selected vehicle’s location. See the section on the Map View for further
information.




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Command Center
The Command Center is accessed by clicking on the Command Center Icon.
Accessing the Command Center allows a user to remotely interact with a VIM
equipped vehicle. See the section on the Command Center for further
information.
Note! Only users with Editor Access can fully utilize all of the features of the
Command Center.




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                                 Control Panel
Upon accessing the Control Panel, users will be presented with the following
page:




The Control Panel provides more detailed vehicle information, such as odometer
data, Ignition State and Battery Voltage. Users can also access a map of the
vehicle location by clicking on the globe icon, as well as a drop-down list of all of
the modules and any DTCs that may be set. Lastly, the user has quick access to
further vehicle information by clicking on the sub menu buttons Command
Center, Vehicle Profile, and All Messages of the above page view. These
buttons provide access to the following areas:

Command Center
Accessing the Command Center allows a user to remotely interact with an Auto
VIM equipped vehicle. See the section on the Command Center for further
information.
Note! Only users with Editor Access can fully utilize all of the features of the
Command Center.




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Vehicle Profile
Clicking on the VEHICLE PROFILE button will display the detail information on
for the current vehicle.
Note! Only a user with Editor Access can modify this profile.

All Messages
This button allows users to access the detailed raw messages for the
corresponding vehicle.




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                                   Map View
The Map View provides users with the following interface:




The map view is split into two different sections. They are as follows:

Map Area: Located on the right side of the screen is the map showing actual
vehicle location. The vehicle is represented by the dot in the center of the map.
Placing the mouse pointer over the dot will show the vehicle number as well as
the date and time this position was reported. By using the buttons shown in
region A in the figure above, the user can also zoom in, zoom out, unzoom and
pan on the map. Further advanced features, such as distance measurement,
can be found by right clicking on the map area.

Tool Area: Located on the left hand side of the screen is the tool area. When
accessing the map, the tool area will default to the Position tab (see region C in
the above figure). From the position tab, users can access maps for other
vehicles from the list presented, or they can use the Find command (see region
D in the above figure) to locate any vehicle in their fleet. By clicking on the Query
tab (see region B in the above figure), users can select a vehicle and a range of
dates. The Map Area will then display the selected vehicle along with a trail of
green dots showing the location history of the vehicle for the date range
specified.

Note! To access a map of North America showing all vehicles in your fleet, click
on the Home button on the main toolbar.



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Advanced Query Function: By clicking on the Query tab (see region B in the
above figure), users can select a vehicle, multiple vehicles, a range of dates, and
the default map display. The Query function is a very powerful feature that
allows users full control over the vehicle mapping application. Users can select
from one vehicle to a complete fleet over a selected range of dates. The default
display controls the map display characteristics. Users can select from the
following pre-defined geographic locations or campuses.

Advanced Aerial Photo Mapping
The VIM Wireless mapping system has added the ability to display aerial photos
of customer facilities. The vehicle's location is now superimposed on a one-
meter resolution aerial photograph.

                                 Map Query
Below is an example of a development fleet history from December 03 to
December 12th at a manufacturing facility.




Note! The time display for each date is based off a 12:00 am end time. In order
to view the current day's data you must select tomorrow's date.




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Command Center
Upon accessing the Command Center, the user will be shown the following page:




The Command Center is one of the more powerful features of the VIM Wireless
website. It allows users to remotely interact with a VIM equipped vehicle. By
selecting an option from the drop-down list, users can dynamically request
vehicle information such as position information, Subscriber Communicator
version, Control Module IDs and diagnostic trouble codes. The most powerful
feature is the ability to send or report any formatted serial data message from the
Transaction pull down section of the Command Center.




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Vehicle Transactions
Users can now select predefined J1850, SCP or CAN messages from the
Vehicle Transactions pull-down menus.

Once a user selects a predefined message and selects Send, the message will
be sent to the vehicle. After the vehicle responds to the Serial Data message
and sends a response to the website, the data response is displayed and scaled
in the respective engineering units.

Users with Editor Access can also Create their own new Serial Data messages
or Edit existing messages.

Note! The vehicle is not required to be running to send and accept Serial Data
messages. If the vehicle is not running the message will be buffered within the
VIM hardware. The message will execute after the next engine start.

Control Panel
The Control Panel provides more detailed Vehicle Information. See the section
on the Control Panel for further information.

Vehicle Profile
Clicking on the VEHICLE PROFILE button will display the detail information on
for the current vehicle.
Note! Only a user with Editor Access can modify this profile.

All Commands
Allows users to access the detailed raw messages for the corresponding vehicle.




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                     Advanced Functions - Search

Search - Allows the user to perform a detailed vehicle search by date range and
vehicle number.


The Search Function is allows users to remotely access vehicle history data from
any VIM equipped vehicle. By selecting fleet, vehicle, and date ranges from the
drop-down list, users can access all vehicle history information. The user also
has quick access to detailed vehicle history information by clicking on any of the
timestamp messages or map globes.

The timestamp messages hyperlink will bring up the corresponding Control Panel
page for that message. The Control Panel will look identical to the active Control
Panel page, but will contain History data.

The Globe will display a detailed map for the corresponding history location.




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Activation Buttons
Several of the pages on the VIM Wireless website, such as the Map View,
Command Center and Control Panel, have a row of Activation Buttons across the
top, as shown below:




The functionality of these buttons is as follows:

Vehicle: Pressing this button brings up two sub-options: Current Status and
Quick View. By selecting the Current Status option users can get detailed
information on odometer, electronic modules, module software, and diagnostic
trouble codes. This page also includes color-coded icons indicating the current
vehicle status (see Appendix B for a description of the icons and their meanings).

By selecting the Quick View option users have quick access to mapping, vehicle
information, and remote vehicle interaction. See the Quick View section of this
document for more information on the Quick View page.

Note! The Quick View page loads significantly faster than the Current Status
page and contains the same hyperlinks.

Reports (Administration Function Only): Pressing this button brings up the
sub-option of Get Reports. By selecting this users can obtain customized reports
on vehicle information for the current month or previous month. See the section
on Generating Reports contained in this document for more information.

Admin (Administration Function Only): This allows access to administrative
options. It also allows a user to change their password. See the section on
Changing Your Password for further details.

Data: Selecting this option allows a user to view raw data by either subscriber
communicator (SC) or by vehicle.




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        Generating Reports - Administrative Access Only
By selecting the Reports button from the Activation Menu (see figure below)
users can obtain customized reports on vehicle information for the current or
previous month.




By selecting Get Reports sub-option after selecting the Reports option allows
users access to the advanced reporting utility. From there, users can get
customized daily or monthly vehicle reports. These reports summarize vehicle
information, such as odometer, number of starts, diagnostic trouble codes,
current location and vehicle utilization (based off engine start and stop times).

After selecting the Get Reports option, users will then be brought to the Cognos
Web Reports page, shown below.




 By selecting the AMC option (region A in the above figure), users will now have
access to the Summary Report Current Month With Prompt or Summary Report
Last Month With Prompt options. The Current Month option generates reports
with data from the first day of the current month. The Last Month option
generates reports with data from the entire previous month.

After selecting either the Current or Last Month option, users can now select
either a single vehicle or group of vehicles on which to run the reports. ( Note!
Use the CTRL key to select more than one non-consecutive vehicle). Select
FINISH when complete. The website will display a "Queued for running
message." To access the report, click on the INBOX hyperlink, and then click on
the View Report Summary hyperlink. A sample report is shown on the next
page.




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Note! Reports are generated as an Adobe Acrobat file. To view the report,
users will need to have previously installed the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

                            Example Report




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                       Changing Your Password
To change your password, first start by selecting the Admin button from the
Activation Menu (shown below).




Then select the User List sub-option. This will bring up a list of VIM Wireless
users. Select your name from that list. On the next page that comes up, click on
the Edit button (shown below).



From the next page, select the Password Icon, shown below:



In the next box, you will need to enter your new password twice, and then select
the Change Password button (see image below for reference). If you decide you
do not want to change your password, click on Cancel.




Note! Password changes may not occur instantly.




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                            APPENDIX A
                  Installing the Map Guide Viewer
1. The MapGuide Viewer is a plug-in that allows maps to be displayed with an
   internet browser. This plug-in must be loaded on your computer in order to
   view maps on the VIM Wireless website. The minimum computer
   requirements to view maps: Pentium 166 or equivalent, 32 Meg RAM.
2. Select your correct browser type for installation from the e-mail message.
   Please use the Mgcontrol60.exe plug-in for Internet Explorer. You can find
   this file on the Autodesk website at www.mapguide.com/downloads Store the
   corresponding MapGuide Viewer file in a directory on your PC.
3. Install/Execute the MapGuide Viewer file (Double click the box icon that
   represents Mgcontrol60.exe)
4. After the installation process is 100% complete, please restart Windows to
   initialize the MapGuide plug-in.
5. After restarting Windows, start your browser of choice. You should now be
   able to view maps on the web site.




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                            APPENDIX B
                VIM Wireless Website Icon Descriptions

The icons on the VIM Wireless website are both shape and color coded as
follows:

Color Coding
GREEN - No diagnostic trouble codes
RED - One or more diagnostic trouble codes exist on this vehicle
GRAY - The web site has not received data on this vehicle for more than 5 days

Shape Descriptions
STAR   - The engine is powered ON.
CIRCLE    - The engine is powered OFF.

Examples
   The engine is powered off and the vehicle has no diagnostic trouble codes.

   The web site has not received data on this vehicle for more than 5 days. The last known
message was not an engine start message.

   The engine is powered off and the vehicle has one or more diagnostic trouble codes.

    The engine is powered on and the vehicle has no diagnostic trouble codes

    The engine is powered on and the vehicle has one or more diagnostic trouble codes.

Globe Icons
      Clicking on the globe icon accesses the street level mapping detail of the corresponding
      vehicle.

       Clicking on this globe from the Control Panel will access the street level mapping detail of
       the corresponding vehicle.


Command Center Icon
    Clicking on the Command Center icon will bring up the Command Center.




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