Completely integrated diagnostic platform using industry standard PCs and internet update

Jim Luyckx, Oakland University
Mohan Sethi, SPX Service Solutions
Mike Clancy, SPX Service Solutions


Today's automobiles have become increasingly complex and use state-of-The-art electronic technologies and control systems. This, in turn, has placed significant pressure on technicians to perform accurate vehicle diagnosis. This has therefore, created the need for intelligent diagnostic systems, which are affordable such that they are accessible by every technician and can be easily implementable by an OEM. Such dynamic requirements have pushed the envelope at the diagnostic system providers to develop fully integrated diagnostic systems, which guide and assist the technician to efficiently diagnose vehicles using standard off-The-shelf and affordable hardware. Copyright © 2004 SAE International.