DE202006019993U1 - Mobile diagnostic device for vehicles comprises a data storage unit for storing scanned diagnostic data, a warning unit for producing a warning signal and an interface for producing a data connection with a data processing unit - Google Patents

Mobile diagnostic device for vehicles comprises a data storage unit for storing scanned diagnostic data, a warning unit for producing a warning signal and an interface for producing a data connection with a data processing unit

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DE202006019993U1
DE202006019993U1 DE200620019993 DE202006019993U DE202006019993U1 DE 202006019993 U1 DE202006019993 U1 DE 202006019993U1 DE 200620019993 DE200620019993 DE 200620019993 DE 202006019993 U DE202006019993 U DE 202006019993U DE 202006019993 U1 DE202006019993 U1 DE 202006019993U1
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BERGER ELEKTRONIK ING BUERO UN
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07CTIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
    • G07C5/00Registering or indicating the working of vehicles
    • G07C5/008Registering or indicating the working of vehicles communicating information to a remotely located station
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07CTIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
    • G07C2205/00Indexing scheme relating to group G07C5/00
    • G07C2205/02Indexing scheme relating to group G07C5/00 using a vehicle scan tool

Abstract

Mobile diagnostic device (1) comprises a data storage unit (12) for storing scanned diagnostic data, a warning unit (14) for producing a warning signal during reading out of an error from an error storage unit of a vehicle electronics system and an interface (13) for producing a data connection with a data processing unit (3). Preferred Features: The warning unit is formed as an optical and/or acoustic display. The interface is a USB interface.

Description

  • The The invention relates to a mobile diagnostic device for motor vehicles, comprising a first interface for forming a data connection with a diagnostic interface of the motor vehicle electronics and at least a processor unit for controlling the first interface and for reading diagnostic data from a fault memory of the motor vehicle electronics.
  • Diagnostic devices are used Maintenance and fault detection in today's modern motor vehicles with the help of computerized systems. In the automotive electronics the individual control units are networked with each other. At the Occurrence of an error will be diagnostic data in the corresponding Control unit stored and an error entry in a fault memory stored. about a diagnostic interface the stored data and also current operating data from the Automotive electronics are read out. The diagnostic interface is usually called a so-called OBD (on-board diagnostics) plug trained, which is usually located inside the vehicle below the dashboard. For reading certain Vehicle parameters and operating values, in particular exhaust gas values, The core of the diagnostic interface is standardized on most motor vehicles.
  • The The diagnostic data read out are integrated in a diagnostic device Data processing system evaluated. With most devices will Furthermore with the help of a vehicle-specific software a repair proposal to correct the detected error. These known diagnostic devices afford thus the reading out and the evaluation of the diagnostic data and the Create one or more repair suggestions, resulting in a complex Construction and therefore leads to high cost of the diagnostic device. by virtue of of the high price most workshops only afford one such device, to be successively connected to the vehicles submitted for repair. Because the known diagnostic equipment also have comparatively long readout and evaluation times, leads the Fault diagnosis frequently to bottlenecks in the clearance of customers who are looking for a quick analysis of the State of their vehicle are interested.
  • Of the Invention is based on the object, quickly and without great technical Expense to carry out a first state analysis of the vehicle electronics can.
  • The Task is with a mobile diagnostic device of the type described above Sort of solved, the invention thereby is characterized in that it has a data memory for storing the queried diagnostic data, a warning device when reading an error entry from the fault memory of the motor vehicle electronics generates a warning signal, and a second interface for forming a Having data connection with a data processing system.
  • The Diagnostic device according to the invention allowed thus a short diagnosis of the electronics of motor vehicles. To Connecting to the electronics of a motor vehicle to be tested via the First interface begins the diagnostic device with the processing of diagnostic steps. If an error entry is found, the Warning device issued an error message, and the corresponding Diagnostic data is stored in the data memory. The immediate one Generating and displaying a warning signal makes it quick and easy Answering the question of whether in motor vehicle electronics error entries are present and whether diagnostic data must be evaluated. A detailed evaluation the diagnostic data is provided by means of a data processing system, like a computer connected to the diagnostic device via the second interface connectable and to which the diagnostic data to be evaluated is transmitted. The read diagnostic data are in the diagnostic device only stored and only on the presence of an error entry examined, resulting in a simplified structure and low production costs for the Inventive diagnostic device leads. at a connection of the diagnostic device with the motor vehicle, the power supply via the diagnostic interface made the motor vehicle. During operation of the diagnostic device during the Connection to a data processing system, it receives its power from the plant. The diagnostic device can additionally one own power supply, such as a battery, have. The diagnostic device thus represents an independent Unit to perform of diagnostic steps on a motor vehicle or in the motor vehicle electronics and can be operated without a connected data processing system.
  • In a preferred embodiment of the diagnostic device according to the invention, the warning device is designed as a visual and / or acoustic display. An optical display, such as a warning lamp or a display, provides a quick visual error message to the operator of the diagnostic device. The warning device is preferably set up such that the warning signal is displayed further after completion of all diagnostic steps, for example, a warning light remains lit. An audible indicator, such as a warning tone, lends itself to a brief message every time it is read and in particular as an additional signal Completion of all diagnostic steps, in other words after checking the complete vehicle electronics.
  • In a further preferred embodiment the diagnostic device according to the invention is the first Interface can be connected to the OBD interface of the motor vehicle and preferably designed as a multi-adapter. A connection possibility to the most common Vehicle types in the core standardized OBD interface allows use of the Inventive diagnostic device independent of Vehicle type. Typically, the signals of the processor unit via a Multiplexer routed to the respective OBD pin assignment. Training The interface as a multi-adapter allows the use of the diagnostic device at different Vehicle types without additional Conversion effort.
  • In a preferred embodiment the invention is the second interface as a USB interface educated. about the USB interface may be the diagnostic device according to the invention to commercially available data processing systems, for example, to a personal computer (PC), a "pocket" PC or a notebook, be connected.
  • Conceivable is further, the first and / or the second interface of the diagnostic device according to the invention as interfaces for wireless Form data link. In such an embodiment of the diagnostic device according to the invention can the attachment of data cables are dispensed with the diagnostic device, which the ease of use and manageability of the mobile diagnostic device on elevated becomes.
  • In a preferred embodiment the invention is the at least one processor unit on the second interface programmable by the data processing system, especially to the diagnostic interfaces and electronics of various Vehicle types customizable. This results in the advantage that the diagnostic device before use on a motor vehicle to be checked can be configured accordingly. Depending on the vehicle type, series and / or model year will be over a software corresponding pin assignments of the diagnostic interface of the Vehicle and diagnostic routines loaded into the diagnostic device, then ready for the specific vehicle is.
  • In a further advantageous embodiment of the invention the contents of the data store about the second interface through the data processing system in one Initial state can be reset. The diagnostic data are usually present, but also during the Analysis by the data processing system transferred to this and at the latest deleted after completion of the analysis from the data memory. The Analysis results and also the diagnostic data can be stored in the data processing system further processed, printed and / or archived. This in reset the initial state diagnostic device stands for the next analysis a vehicle ready.
  • It is a method for reading diagnostic data of a motor vehicle allows with the diagnostic device according to the invention, wherein in a first method step, the first interface a diagnostic interface of the automotive electronics connected is, in a second process step, an error memory of Automotive electronics by the diagnostic device whose at least one processor unit when reading an error entry from the fault memory, the warning device activated and stores the read diagnostic data in the data memory, is read out and in a third step, the first Interface is disconnected from the motor vehicle.
  • at This method is error entries in the automotive electronics not only queried and read diagnostic data, but errors are displayed immediately by means of a preferred optical warning signal. Upon completion of the quick procedure, the user knows the diagnostic device, whether the motor vehicle electronics has fault entries or a fault, which may need further analysis. In this case, the inventive method the advantage that a user of the diagnostic device not is only displayed whether error entries in the automotive electronics available are, but the data required for error analysis are already in the data memory of the diagnostic device before and can from there for detailed vehicle diagnosis transferred to a data processing system become.
  • In A preferred variant of the method is especially for the case Error detection in a fourth step, the second Interface of the diagnostic device connected to a data processing system, and in the data memory stored diagnostic data are evaluated. The analysis of the Data storage stored diagnostic data takes place at the data processing system and allows the user both to track the individual diagnostic steps and tests as well as a determination of the error (s) that occurred.
  • A further advantageous variant of the method is characterized in that the diagnostic device is programmed by the data processing system before connection to the diagnostic interface of the motor vehicle according to the vehicle type to be examined. In the configuration the diagnosis device, which is performed before connecting to the motor vehicle electronics on the PC, the vehicle type adapted diagnostic steps are loaded on the diagnostic device and performed after connection to the automotive electronics in this. In a renewed connection of the diagnostic device to the data processing system, the read diagnostic data are processed according to the vehicle type and output an analysis result.
  • to Prevention of malfunction of the diagnostic device may expediently the contents of the data memory after evaluation by the data processing system reset to an initial state become. After resetting is the diagnostic device ready for use a next one Motor vehicle; In particular, it may be for another vehicle type be programmed.
  • In Another preferred variant of the method is the result the essential process steps, connecting to the Diagnostic interface of the automotive electronics, queries of error entries and the reading of diagnostic data and the disconnection of the diagnostic device from the motor vehicle, carried out successively on several motor vehicles. These Process variant allows a quick short diagnosis of several motor vehicles. It can transfer the diagnostic data to the data processing system after each vehicle and then later be evaluated. After transferring the diagnostic data on the data processing system is the data memory advantageously reset, and the diagnostic device can for a next one Motor vehicle can be configured. At the same time as the evaluation the diagnosis data in the data processing system, the diagnostic device already at the next Be used motor vehicle and possibly further there Query diagnostic data. However, it is also conceivable that the diagnostic device, the diagnostic data of several Motor vehicles, in particular of the same type, receives and then a data transfer to the evaluation system.
  • The Diagnostic device according to the invention does not allow just the quick display of existing error entries and the reading and saving of diagnostic data, but allowed an efficient and cost effective Workshop operation through the use of multiple mobile diagnostic equipment, where only a central data processing system for joint evaluation the diagnostic equipment is necessary.
  • Further Advantages of the invention will become apparent from the description of a preferred embodiment of a diagnostic device according to the invention the drawing.
  • It shows:
  • 1 a schematic structure of a diagnostic device according to the invention for motor vehicles.
  • In 1 is a diagnostic device 1 with a first interface 10 , a processor unit 11 , a data store 12 , a second interface 13 and a warning device 14 shown. The size and weight of the mobile diagnostic device 1 are chosen such that the diagnostic device 1 easily worn and preferably held in one hand. About the first interface 10 is the diagnostic device 1 to a diagnostic interface 2 connectable to a motor vehicle, not shown. The first data connection indicated by an arrow 20 between the diagnostic interface 2 and the diagnostic device 1 can be formed by a cable or wireless. About the second interface 13 can be a second data connection 30 with a data processing system 3 , here a computer. About the second data connection 30 can both in the data store 12 stored diagnostic data on the data processing system 3 be transferred to be processed on this, as well as the diagnostic device 1 through the data processing system 3 be configured. Thereby the processor unit becomes 11 programmed with appropriate diagnostic steps or diagnostic interfaces as well as the contents of the data memory 12 returned to an initial state.
  • The processor unit 11 controls the first interface 10 and leads over the first data connection 20 Diagnostic steps in the automotive electronics by. If any errors are found in this query, diagnostic data will be stored in the data store 12 filed, and a warning signal is issued via the warning device 14 output. The warning device 14 is designed as a control lamp. The lamp lights up permanently from the first storage process and goes out in a preferred variant only when resetting the diagnostic device 1 through the data processing system 3 After the diagnostic data on the second data connection 30 have been transferred to this. The second data connection 30 between the interface 13 and the data processing system 3 can be formed by a cable or wireless.
  • To diagnose fault entries of a motor vehicle electronics is a mobile diagnostic device 1 via a first interface 10 to the diagnostic interface 2 connectable to the motor vehicle. When finding an error entry is via a warning device 14 a preferred optical signal is displayed and diagnostic data in a data memory 12 stored. The diagnostic device 1 allows a quick and easy fault detection at the motor generates and stores the diagnostic data required for the evaluation in a data memory 12 between. The detailed error analysis takes place at a data processing system 3 instead, with the diagnostic device 1 then via a second interface 13 can be connected.

Claims (7)

  1. Mobile diagnostic device ( 1 ) for motor vehicles, comprising a first interface ( 10 ) for forming a data connection with a diagnostic interface ( 2 ) of the motor vehicle electronics and at least one processor unit ( 11 ) for controlling the first interface ( 10 ) and for reading diagnostic data from an error memory of the motor vehicle electronics, characterized in that the diagnostic device ( 1 ) a data memory ( 12 ) for storing the requested diagnostic data, a warning device ( 14 ), which generates a warning signal when reading out an error entry from the fault memory of the motor vehicle electronics, and a second interface ( 13 ) for forming a data connection with a data processing system ( 3 ) having.
  2. Diagnostic device according to claim 1, characterized in that the warning device ( 14 ) is designed as an optical and / or acoustic display.
  3. Diagnostic device according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the first interface ( 10 ) to the OBD interface ( 2 ) of the motor vehicle and preferably designed as a multi-adapter.
  4. Diagnostic device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the second interface ( 13 ) is designed as a USB interface.
  5. Diagnostic device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the first ( 10 ) and / or the second interface ( 13 ) are designed as interfaces for wireless data connections.
  6. Diagnostic device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the at least one processor unit ( 11 ) via the second interface ( 13 ) through the data processing system ( 3 ), in particular to the diagnostic interfaces ( 2 ) and electronics of different vehicle types is customizable.
  7. Diagnostic device according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the content of the data memory ( 12 ) via the second interface ( 13 ) through the data processing system ( 3 ) is reset to an initial state.
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