SAE On-Board Diagnostics Symposium–Europe

March 12-14, 2019 │ Stuttgart, Germany

Technical Program

On-Board Diagnostics Symposium–Europe offers two-and-a-half days of expert insight about evolving onboard monitoring and calibration systems technologies, interactive learning, and inspiring keynotes. Get started with the itinerary planner to bookmark your most anticipated sessions and explore the state of OBD systems.

Training Courses

Dive deep into the most up-to-date industry topics and advance your knowledge.

Networking Reception and Special Events

Mingle with your peers and boost your professional network.

Join more than 150 engineers from the automotive and commercial (on- and off-highway) vehicle industries for a forward-thinking look into the latest CARB, EPA, and European Commission requirements, issues, and solutions impacting the China market, as well as details of the associated SAE International standards regarding light- and heavy-duty emissions controls. Engage in a program covering all the hottest topics in onboard systems and absorb critical insights that will fuel your career and business.


OBD History Workshop

Date: March 12
Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon
Cost: €50 (excl. VAT)


  • Historical, Legal & Logical Background of OBD
    John Ellis and Mike Regenfuss, CARB
  • History of OBD and Implementation Worldwide
    Janean Potter, General Motors
  • Standardization
    Mark Laleman and Susan Wagers, Ford Motor Company
  • Q&A with all presenters

Diagnostic/OBD Communication Workshop with Dinner

Date: March 13
Time: 6:15 - 9:15 p.m.
Cost: €100 (excl. VAT)

This workshop will provide an overview of the standards relevant to OBD development from a communication point of view. Participants will learn which standards are relevant for which part of the communication from a scantool to an ECU. An examination of the specifications will be provided as well as an overview of the upcoming changes to communication according to SAE J1979 to UDS.


  • Robert Gruszczynski, Volkswagen
  • Lars Ungewitter, Vector
  • Eleni Patrikiou, BMW