fundamentals

On-board diagnostics bootstrap

Every automotive engineer, repair technician and car enthusiast has heard about OBD or OBDII. These are different versions of the same system know as on-board diagnostics. It is a self-diagnostic and reporting functionality built into vehicle. OBD was created as a mean of standardization and normalization of the messaging protocol aimed at efficient troubleshooting and reporting of the problems encountered…

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Rise of the Controller Area Network Bus protocols

Year 1886 is regarded as the beginning of modern automobile era. That is when German inventor Karl Benz created his Benz Patent-Motorwagen, a first automobile designed to be powered by internal combustion engine. It took more than 20 years and work of American entrepreneur and industrialist Henry Ford to make the cars widely available. He pioneered design of and built the first high volume automobile production…

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