OBD is the acronym for On-Board Diagnostics, a vehicle’s self-diagnostic, and reporting ability. OBD systems give the vehicle owner or mechanic access to view the health of the various vehicle subsystems. It is a computer-based system designed to reduce emissions by monitoring the working of major components of the engine.
The basic OBD system has ECU. The electronic control unit can be known as the brain of the system. It uses input from sensors like oxygen sensors to control actuators like fuel injectors to obtain correct performance.
Types of OBD
The quantity of information obtained by OBD has varied from its introduction in the early 1980’s version. The early version of OBD or OBD I used proprietary connectors, hardware interfaces, and protocols. A mechanic would have to buy a tool for every different vehicle make if he wanted to access diagnostic information. It would only illuminate an indicator light when an issue arises but not offer any information related to the issue.
Modern OBD or OBD II was introduced in 1994 vehicles, which then became the need for all cars and Trucks. It uses a standardized digital communication port to offer real-time information with diagnostic trouble codes or DTCs that allows one to identify it easily and treat issues in the vehicle. It can support many parameters that can be accessed with the DLC (Diagnostic Link Connector) by using a device called a scan tool.
It requires all components which lead to an increase in exhaust emissions. We can divide these components into two parts:
- Sensors which include an O2 sensor, pressure sensor, etc.
- Actuators which include fuel Injectors, EGR valve, ignition valve, etc.
Several subsystems are monitored like issues of a complete subsystem that may increase emissions. The subsystems are:
- Fuel Injection System
- Ignition system
- Exhaust gas cleaning system
- Canister purge system
OBD solution by Trakzee
Trakzee has many solutions for fleet management and safety. OBD of Trakzee comes with the latest technology.
OBD keeps the emission level of the fleet engine by monitoring the working of various engine components. It generates the Diagnostic Trouble Code. Trakzee stores this DTCs in its memory by which it enables users to view all the faults in the system and identifies the root cause of failure.
It helps the mechanic or owner to know the root cause and saves their time of finding the error. So we can solve the problem without wasting time.
It also helps you to know live engine status, which can help you take precautions before a big problem arises. The live status gives complete detail of the engine temperature, battery voltage, etc.
Reports like engine temperature reports and reports for the users to test the history problems in the future. We can download these reports in Excel and PDF format by the user.
Thus, it monitors engine health, helps you take precautions, and detects faults.
OBD device analytics is the best choice for engine health. It monitors, gives live status and tells the issues. It will be a boon for your fleet. Happy Tracking