SAE International On-Board Diagnostics Symposium in Stuttgart to Feature Workshops on the OBD History and Standards Development

SAE International’s 2019 On-Board Diagnostics Symposium – Europe, will be held March 12-14, in Stuttgart, Germany; and will feature two workshops for attendees.
  • The first workshop, “OBD History,” will be held March 12 from 9:30 a.m.-Noon. This session will provide historical, legal, logical and standardization background of on-board diagnostics (OBD). Speakers will include Janean Potter of General Motors; and Mark Laleman and Susan Wagers of Ford Motor Company. The workshop will include a question and answers session.
  • The second workshop, “Diagnostic/OBD Communication,” will be held March 13 from 6:15-9:15 p.m. and 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. Participants will include: Robert Gruszczynski of Volkswagen, Lars Ungewitter of Vector, and Eleni Patrikiou of BMW. Dinner will be included with the price of admission.
SAE International’s 2019 On-Board Diagnostics Symposium – Europe, provides attendees with the most critical and up-to-date information on new regulations, standards, and legislative requirements that continuously affect this technology area. Use this valuable platform that unites automotive and commercial vehicle experts from around the world to put your company ahead of the competition.
The SAE 2019 On-Board Diagnostics Symposium-Europe will be presented in English – including all technical sessions, keynotes, and materials. On-site translation is not scheduled for this event. The symposium represents the best platform to gain insight into the global market and to discuss the latest CARB, EPA, and European Commissions regulations and requirements, as well as associated SAE International standards regarding light- and heavy-duty emissions controls.
For more information about the SAE 2019 On-Board Diagnostics Symposium – Europe, or to register, visit To request media credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522.
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