Experiences with the ODX diagnostic database standard

Kevin Mullery, Gareth Leppla, David Boyd, Brendan Jackman

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ODX (Open Diagnostics data eXchange) is a standard diagnostic data format specified by the European ASAM group, to simplify the exchange of vehicle diagnostic data between manufacturers, suppliers and service dealerships. The ODX database contains diagnostic data for the whole vehicle together with details of all vehicle ECUs. This paper gives an overview of the main categories of data contained in the ODX diagnostic database. A Windows-based diagnostic application was developed to execute ISO 15765 diagnostic services on ECUs, using an ODX database to define the allowed services and parameters for each ECU. The paper describes the structure of the diagnostic application and the steps that were necessary to process the ODX and tailor it to a production ECU.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAE Technical Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 SAE World Congress - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: 03 Apr 200606 Apr 2006


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