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Data Acquisition from Light-Duty Vehicles Using OBD and CAN R-458

Modern vehicles have multiple electronic control units (ECU) to control various subsystems such as the engine, brakes, steering, air conditioning, and infotainment. These ECUs are networked together to share information directly with each other. This in-vehicle network provides a data opportunity for improved maintenance, fleet management, warranty and legal issues, reliability, and accident reconstruction.

Data Acquisition from Light-Duty Vehicles Using OBD and CAN is a guide for the reader on how to acquire and correctly interpret data from the in-vehicle network of light-duty (LD) vehicles. The reader will learn how to determine what data is available on the vehicle’s network, acquire messages and convert them to scaled engineering parameters, apply more than 25 applicable standards, and understand 15 important test modes. Topics featured in this book include:

  • Calculated fuel economy
  • Duty cycle analysis
  • Capturing intermittent faults

Written by two specialists in this field, Richard P. Walter and Eric P. Walter of HEM Data, the book provides a unique roadmap for the data acquisition user. The authors give a clear and concise description of the CAN protocol plus a review of all 19 parts of the SAE International J1939 standard family.

Data Acquisition from Light Duty Vehicles Using OBD and CAN is a must-have reference for product engineers, service technicians fleet managers and all interested in acquiring data effectively from light-duty vehicles.


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