On-Board Diagnostics Digital Summit


Exploring What’s Next with On-Board Diagnostics


Due to the cancellation of OBD Europe, SAE combined the OBD Europe and OBD Americas into a single, online symposium that covers topics applicable to North America, Europe, and Asia.

SAE promises to deliver a rich, equivalent online experience for its attendees across the globe. You will hear the same in-depth content by expert speakers, and knowledge sharing that was scheduled for our in-person event.

What to Expect at the OBD Digital Summit 2020

Gain insight into 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.

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12+ hours of on-demand discussions including keynote presentations and roundtable discussions.


The 90-Minute OBD Primer: Terminology, Technology and Standards Webcast Replay

Are you new to on-board diagnostics or just need a refresher? Watch the replay of our previously held webcast for compact but comprehensive OBD session for dummies that sets the starting point for a working understanding of on-board diagnostics, including terminology, technology and standards.

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Meet Our Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Mike McCarthy

Chief Technology Officer, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

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 18 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.


SAE International’s On-Board Diagnostics Symposium typically lands on two continents with yearly events in North America and Europe. This bi-continental automotive and commercial vehicle event delivers insight into, and subsequent engineering reaction to, the latest CARB, EPA, and European Commission requirements and regulations, as well as details of the associated SAE standards regarding light- and heavy-duty emissions controls. Due to COVID-19, the OBD-Europe event was canceled and OBD Americas will now be a joint, international virtual experience for all global markets. We hope that we can return to our face-to-face events in 2021.

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