On-Board Diagnostics Symposium

September 25-28, 2017

Garden Grove (Anaheim), California, USA

Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

Introduction to On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) Workshop

"Introduction to On-Board Diagnostics (OBD)" is a pre-event workshop that is being offered to OBD Symposium attendees at no additional charge Monday, September 25. To participate, please mark your interest on the registration form.

This introductory-level course has been designed to enable the attendees to maximize the value of their experience at the symposium. It is scheduled to be a four-hour workshop that is comprised of the following parts:
  • Part 1: Historical Legal & Logical Background (1:00-2:15 pm) This session will provide an overview of how and why OBD legislation was established. Also discussed will be the evolution of OBD development and standardization. Key industry meetings, workshops, and milestones will be reviewed.
  • Part 2: OBD Implementation Worldwide (2:30-3:45 pm) This session will address how OBD is currently being implemented throughout various political and economic regions around the world both for heavy- and light-duty vehicles. This includes an overview of regional standards, regulations, and implementation strategies. Regions to be discussed include, but are not limited to:
    • United States
    • European Union
    • Brazil
    • Japan
    • S-Korea
    • China
  • Part 3: Common Acronyms (4-5:00 pm) This session will focus on the common terminology and language that has evolved throughout the evolution of OBD development. Standardized terms and their meaning related to diagnostic monitoring techniques and filtering will be discussed. Non-standardized, but commonly used acronyms will also be covered.
The continually changing regulations and technologies of the on-board diagnostics industry requires frequent technical and regulatory discussion among the community. New regulations, standards and legislation in North America, Europe, and now China are the primary drivers of these changes. Even with possible rollback of the U.S. EPA emissions regulations, careful discussion is needed as it relates to continued harmonization of local, state and global requirements. This symposium provides a collaborative forum to discuss and address these important topics, and the industry fundamentals provided through this introductory workshop will allow those new to the community to more thoroughly understand and benefit from this invaluable event!



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