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A method and apparatus for remotely characterizing a vehicle's performance is described. The method features the steps of: i) generating data representative of the vehicle's performance with at least one microcontroller disposed within the vehicle; ii) transferring the data through an OBD, OBD-II or equivalent electrical connector to a data collector/router that includes a microprocessor and an electrically connected wireless transmitter; iii) transmitting a data packet representing the data with the wireless transmitter over an airlink to a wireless communications system and then to a host computer; and iv) analyzing the data packet with the host computer to characterize the vehicle's performance.

Title
Wireless diagnostic system and method for monitoring vehicles
Application Number
9/776106
Publication Number
6636790 (B1)
Application Date
February 1, 2001
Publication Date
October 21, 2003
Inventor
Larkin Hill Lowrey
La Jolla
CA, US
Chuck Myers
La Jolla
CA, US
Diego Borrego
San Diego
CA, US
Bruce Lightner
La Jolla
CA, US
Agent
Hale and Dorr
US
Assignee
Reynolds and Reynolds Holdings
OH, US
IPC
G06F 7/00
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