Provided by: Alkit Communications
Next generation vehicles will provide powerful connectivity and telematics services, enabling many new applications of vehicle communication. In this paper, the authors study the opportunities of performing remote vehicle diagnostics, where the diagnostic tool (test equipment) and the vehicle are separated by an internetwork, e.g., the Internet. The development of a prototype system for remote vehicle diagnostics, based on the emerging Diagnostics over IP (DoIP) ISO standard, is presented and early usage experiments with synchronous remote diagnostic read-out and control are described. A number of safety related issues are identified that will need closer study before a broad deployment of remote diagnostics services is feasible.