The modern automobiles are intelligent and equipped with inter and intra-communication tools. Electronics had found its own logical space in an automobile, making it more controllable and driver-friendly. With the onset of solutions like Remote Diagnostic Server (RDS), Gateways etc., the remote diagnosis for safety critical systems has become very easy, enabling the needed vigilance of a particular item under observation round the clock. This paper would bring out the trends and updates of this technology with the focus on automobile.
Figure 1 shows the evolution of automotive electronics from 60′ to arrive at the capabilities of Remote Diagnosis.