A Feasibility Study of the New Method for Vehicle Troubleshooting Utilizing the Remote Communication Technology

As vehicle systems become more complicated, it takes longer to correct the malfunctions. Collecting the useful data and analyzing the cause of malfunction quickly can shorten the time to repair such malfunctions in vehicle systems which consist of many sub systems. The conventional remote data acquisition systems can only collect the fixed set of data, and the dedicated measurement instruments are required to collect the data under various conditions. To shorten the time of repair, the software malfunctions are repaired by the software update instead of the part replacement. However, the car owners have to go to the dealership to repair the software malfunctions, because this type of repair needs the dedicated tools. The authors proposed a new system which can collect data under various conditions without using the dedicated measuring instruments and update software without any special tools utilizing the remote communication technology. The vehicle collects various data depending on the condition which are sent from the center. The condition is described by the script. The engineer can describe a variety of conditions by using the language operator and control statement. In addition, to repair the software malfunction without the dedicated tools, the vehicle head unit updates the vehicle computers with the data which are sent from the center. The authors didn’t have to change the vehicle computer’s specification, because the vehicle head unit is designed to serve as an existing software update tool.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 3397.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Yasuda, Toshihiro
    • Igata, Hiroshi
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01538807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2014 8:59AM