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On-Board Diagnostics Symposium–Americas

On-Board Diagnostics Symposium (OBD)-Americas 2020 Transitioning to Virtual Event 

Due to concerns around the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, SAE International has made the difficult decision to transition the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) Symposium-Americas to a virtual event and cancel the in-person event, originally scheduled for September 22-24, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additional information for the virtual event will be made available in the coming weeks. 

Before making this decision, we extensively monitored and evaluated health directives from governmental and international health authorities, government- and corporate-imposed travel restrictions, and distancing and gathering directives and recommendations. We remain firmly committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our speakers, customers, partners and staff who are attending our events, and apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused.


Please see our Cancellation Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

OBD 2020 has gone virtual

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Don’t miss this opportunity to network with and learn from the leading minds in on-board diagnostics technology.  Here, you will receive the latest information on regulatory happenings and positions directly from governmental representatives, as well as experts from OEMs, standards developers, researchers, and other noted OBD authorities.


Why Attend?

  • Network and interact with leading OBD engineers from the OEMs, academia, and supplier companies.
  • Exchange concerns, ideas, experiences and potential solutions regarding current and proposed regulations with representatives of the various global regulatory entities.

  • Meet with standards developers to gain better understanding on the proposed changes to associated standards, both SAE and ISO. SAE International standards include SAE J2012™, SAE J1979™, SAE J1930™, and SAE J1699®.

  • Participate in technical sessions, breakout sessions, and workshops addressing the most relevant and important industry topics.

Who Attends?

  • OEM’s
  • Academia
  • Suppliers
  • R&D
  • Global regulatory bodies
  • Engine manufacturers
  • Service providers
  • And more

Engineers from the light duty automotive, heavy duty automotive, commercial vehicle (on- and off-highway) vehicles with a focus on:

  • On-board diagnostics
  • Hybrid, power/power systems/propulsion
  • Engine control systems
  • Drivetrain
  • Alternative fuel engines
  • Reliability, maintainability, supportability
  • Environmental regulations and standards
  • Emissions/emission control
  • Computer software/hardware/electronics
  • Research and development
  • Exhaust systems
  • Vehicle Health Management
  • Diesel fuels


Event Venue

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225