Advanced Driver Assistance Interfaces, OBDII Final Year Project

Research / Useful Links


This page will contain a lot of my research into the project including any useful links on the Internet. Uses Harvard referencing.

Forum Links OBDII

  • MP3car.com forum has lots of useful topics about OBDII and Engine Diagnostics.

VA, Engine Management, OBD-II, Engine Diagnostics, etc. – MP3Car.com. Available at: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/engine-management-obd-ii-engine-diagnostics-etc/ [Accessed November 3, 2009].

Website Links OBDII

  • HOWTO Read Your Car’s Mind – Information and background about OBDII.

Drew, 2005. OBDII HOWTO. Available at: http://www.thinkythings.org/obdii/ [Accessed November 3, 2009].

  • List of Mode 01 parameters for OBDII updated March 2009.

Palmer Performance Engineering, 2009. Supported Vehicles – Palmer Performance Engineering, Inc. Available at: http://www.palmerperformance.com/support/supported_vehicles/generic_pids.php [Accessed November 3, 2009].

  • Information about OBDII headers and data packets.

OBD Automotive Diagnostics , OBD Automotive Diagnostics Homepage: Programmer’s area. Available at: http://www.obddiagnostics.com/obdinfo/info.html [Accessed November 3, 2009].

  • Technical Information about OBDII headers and reading them.

Werner Digital Technology, Inc, 2004. Tech Info for OBD2 OBDII – obd2crazy.com. Available at: http://www.obd2crazy.com/tech.html [Accessed November 3, 2009].

  • Lots of information about OBDII.

B&B Electronics, 2008. OBD-II – On-Board Diagnostic System. Available at: http://www.obdii.com/ [Accessed November 3, 2009].

  • Datasheet for Elm327 Chip, very good place to start learning.

Elm Electronics, Elm Electronics – Circuits for the Hobbyist. Available at: http://www.elmelectronics.com/DSheets/ELM327DS.pdf [Accessed November 3, 2009].

  • Near complete list of Mode 01 PIDs plus some PIDs for other modes.

VA, 2009. OBD-II PIDs – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OBD-II_PIDs [Accessed November 3, 2009].

OBDII Drivers

  • Drivers needed for ELM327 devices if you plan on using USB connections. Windows, Linux and OSX supported.

Future Technology Devices International Ltd, 2009. Virtual COM Port Drivers. Available at: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm [Accessed November 3, 2009].

Journal Articles

To be updated tonight.

2 Responses to "Research / Useful Links"

Hi Wes
All your research starts with “http://www…..” This is NOT academic research, though I appreciate that you will find the vast majority of your investigative/contextual research via this method. You MUST get some relevant papers from the research databases to show that you can research, assimilate and conclude your findings on a problem.
A great start and this covers the project log aspect really well.
Michael đŸ™‚

Yep, I have got loads of journal articles from Metalib , but didn’t want to post them here because of copyright, I will add the references to them though.

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