Wireless diagnostic system for vehicles

  • US 6,732,031 B1
  • Filed: 05/29/2003
  • Issued: 05/04/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/25/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for characterizing a vehicle'"'"'s performance, comprising:

  • (a) retrieving data representative of the vehicle'"'"'s performance, through the vehicle'"'"'s OBD or OBD-II connector, according to a communication protocol, at a predetermined time interval, and with a data collector, the data collector comprising, i) an electrical connector configured to connect to the OBD or OBD-II connector, ii) a microprocessor interfaced with the electrical connector and configured to retrieve and transmit data at the predetermined time interval, and iii) a wireless transmitter interfaced with the microprocessor; and

    (b) wirelessly transmitting the data with the wireless transmitter.

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