Equipment service vehicle having on-board diagnostic system

  • US 7,522,979 B2
  • Filed: 04/22/2003
  • Issued: 04/21/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/09/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An equipment service vehicle comprising:

  • (A) a network communication link;

    (B) a plurality of vehicle subsystems, each vehicle subsystem comprising a mechanical system and an electronic control system that controls the mechanical system, each respective electronic control system being connected to the network communication link and transmitting information pertaining to the health and operation of the mechanical system on the network communication link;

    (C) a test control module, the test control module being mounted on-board the vehicle, the test control module being coupled to the plurality of vehicle subsystems by way of the network communication link, the test control module being programmed to acquire at least some of the information pertaining to the health and operation of the mechanical system; and

    (D) an operator interface, the operator interface being mounted on-board the vehicle, the operator interface being coupled to the test control module, the operator interface comprising(1) a display that displays a menu of test options to an operator, and(2) an input device that receives an operator input indicative of a menu selection made by the operator, the menu selection indicating a test selected by the operator,and wherein the display further displays to the operator at least some of the information pertaining to the health and operation of the mechanical system, including results of the test.

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