On-Board Diagnostics Symposium-Americas

September 13-15, 2022  | Garden Grove, CA & On-Demand

Together Again After 3 Years!

Join Us In-Person

With a reputation as the industry’s go-to resource for more than 30 years, only the SAE On-Board Diagnostics Symposium gives you access to trusted information on the latest regulatory happenings and critical industry topics.

Held twice annually, the On-Board Diagnostics Symposia rotates between North America and Europe.  
Our 2022 Americas event will be held in-person, allowing attendees to reconnect with forward-thinking engineers, executives, OEMs, suppliers, regulators, and government to address the ongoing need for technical and regulatory updates.

This event is your opportunity to get answers to your most challenging OBD questions. The knowledge gained here will keep you up to speed with the latest regulations and how to work towards them. The important conversations had here potentially impact future standards and regulations.

Event Venue

Hyatt Regency Orange County

11999 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Two Events, One Convenient Location

ALL OBD 2022 participants will receive full access to the co-located SAE's Hybrid and EV Technologies Symposium, including education sessions and panel discussions. 

Can't Attend In-Person?

You don’t have to miss out on this important industry event. All sessions will be livestreamed and available to view via Zoom, so you can participate from anywhere in the world.

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Michael McCarthy

Vehicle Program Specialist, Emissions Certification & Compliance Division

Currently, Mike has responsibility at CARB for assessment of vehicle and powertrain technology and future light-duty criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas emission standards including leading the review of the greenhouse gas standards already adopted out to the 2025 model year.  Previously, Mike has worked on OBD programs for CARB for over 20 years including managing all aspects of the light-duty and heavy-duty OBD programs.

Mr. McCarthy holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in Control Systems from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Check Out This OBD Technical Standard!

E/E Diagnostic Test Modes: OBDonUDS J1979-2_202104

J1979-2, published in April 2021, describes the communication between the vehicle's OBD systems and test equipment required by OBD regulations. OBD regulations require passenger cars and light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks to support a minimum set of diagnostic information to external (off-board) "generic" test equipment.

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Make the Most of Your Experience! 

Attend this pre-conference professional development seminar.

 A pre-conference course provides an opportunity for professional development and an opportunity for attendees to connect with experts in the field. In-person attendees can register as part of the registration process for pre-conference courses.

Emissions-Related OBD Systems: A Design Overview
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | September 12

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“I have been attending the SAE OBD Symposium for decades and have always found attendance worth my time and resources.  At the symposium you participate in discussions with both industry professionals involved in designing OBD systems and government officials involved in developing OBD regulations and certifying OBD systems.  This provides insight as to what works, and as appropriate, compliant making for a valuable experience.  Whether you are relatively new to OBD or an experienced practitioner, the SAE OBD Symposium will provide you with insight into OBD issues you are interested in.”

— John F. Van Gilder, Van Gilder Engineering, LLC, SAE Fellow

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