Diagnostic system

  • US 20070100519A1
  • Filed: 04/16/2004
  • Published: 05/03/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/23/2003
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. Diagnostic system for motor vehicles, comprising:

  • at least one off-board diagnostic platform with a diagnostic program and a respective knowledge base, which contains structure data of the systems to be diagnosed and a knowledge base of the system-specific error messages and their possible error causes, with at least one radio-based communications interface for establishing a data link from the diagnostic platform to a communications interface in the vehicle which is in turn connected to control units in the vehicle, whereby status information is read out of control units in the vehicle and an initial data packet is formed from this information, read out with the diagnostic program and used to calculate a first diagnostic result, with at least one user interface of the diagnostic platform to a user computer network with at least one workstation having a display screen on which a telediagnosis viewer is installed, characterized in that the telediagnosis viewer is the operator interface to a server and the server expands the diagnostic result as needed by completing the diagnostic result with additional data.

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