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Apple might be taking a stab at a new way to access vehicle owners manuals. The US Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published a patent application from Apple called “Identifying and Presenting Information Based on Unique Vehicle Identifier.” According to the patent application, the technology would would identify all parts and part numbers in a car and beam that to a person’s iPhone or iPad. With GPS technology included, it would also inform the car owner of the nearest dealership or car parts retailer to get the needed part. To add a bit more flavor to the technology, Apple says that the invention could also provide video instructions to drivers on how to fix issues whenever something goes wrong. Siri might also be used as a tool to communicate manual information to the driver. Patently Apple earlier reported on the application.

Read the full story at CNET and the original report at Patently Apple.

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