A vehicle communication management unit is provided that includes at least one configurable communication interface, at least one memory and a communication controller. Each configuration communication interface is configured to interface signals between a communication link and the vehicle communication management unit using a select communication protocol. The memory is used to store operating instructions of the communication management unit including an interface configuration table. The interface configuration table includes communication operating parameters for select communication protocols. The communication controller is used to control communication operations of the communication management unit. The communication controller is configured to determine a type of communication protocol used in a communication link coupled to the at least one configurable communication interface. The communication controller is further configured to configure the at least one configurable communication interface with communication operating parameters stored in the configuration table associated with the determined type of communication protocol.