Vehicle remote diagnostics

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 December 2004




Rigelsford, J. (2004), "Vehicle remote diagnostics", Assembly Automation, Vol. 24 No. 4.



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Vehicle remote diagnostics

Vehicle remote diagnostics

Keywords: Vehicle, Diagnostic testing, Patents

Applicant: DaimlerChrysler AG, GermanyPatent number: US6,553,292Publication date: 22 April 2003Title: Device and method for performing remote diagnostics on vehicles

A device and a method for performing remote diagnostics of the electrical, mechanical and mechatronic components of vehicles are presented. It aims to provide diagnosis even in the case of complicated vehicle defects and/or vehicle defects which are difficult to find, and thereby reduce the time required for a service technician to find and recover the problem. If necessary, this can be enhanced by real time access to an external database and/or by involving a service centre so that the non-operational times in the event of a fault are minimized.

Jon Rigelsford

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