SAE International® Symposium to Feature Latest Regulations and Information on On-Board Diagnostics Technology

Registration is open for the SAE International® On-Board Diagnostics Symposium – Americas.

The event will be held Sept. 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, Calif.

The On-Board Diagnostics Symposium–Americas provides attendees with the most critical and up-to-date information on new regulations, standards, and legislative requirements that continuously affect this technology area. Attendees will gain insight into, and subsequent engineering reaction to, the latest CARB, EPA, and European and Chinese requirements and regulations, as well as details of the associated SAE standards regarding light- and heavy-duty emissions controls.

In addition to the technical sessions, the symposium will feature two workshops:
  • OBD History Workshop – Monday, Sept. 16 from 1-5:30 p.m. – This workshop will feature historical, legal and logical background of OBD; along with a history of OBD and implementation worldwide.
  • Diagnostic/OBD Communication Workshop (with dinner) – Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 6:15-9:15 p.m. – 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. (There is a $100 fee for this workshop/dinner.)
To learn more about the SAE International On-Board Diagnostics Symposium–Americas, visit To register, visit

To request media credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522. 

In addition, a professional development seminar will be offered in conjunction with the symposium. “Emissions-Related OBD Systems: A Design Review” will be held on Friday, Sept. 20. This one-day seminar is designed to provide an overview of the fundamental design objectives and the features needed to achieve those objectives for generic on-board diagnostics. The basic structure of an onboard diagnostic will be described along with the system definitions needed for successful implementation. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs award-winning programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

- -
  Continue reading »