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Vehicle diagnostic and tracking using Smartphone and GPS


Vinayak Thorat , MES's college of engineering pune. 411 001; Bhanudas Shivekar, MES's college of engineering pune. 411 001; Abhishek Randhave, MES's college of engineering pune. 411 001; Sachin Gude, MES's college of engineering pune. 411 001


ELM327 microcontroller, Android mobile, GPS, Engine control unit, OBD II


The system proposed a real low cost design of vehicle diagnostic and tracking unit using Smartphone and GPS. System monitors a vehicle’s performance and traces the location by communicating the obtained data to a mobile device using Bluetooth. Then the results can be viewed by the user to check fuel consumption and other essential vehicle electromechanical parameters. Data can also be sent to the vehicle’s maintenance department which is useful to detect and guess faults in the vehicle. This is done by collecting live readings from the engine control unit (ECU) uses the vehicle’s built in on-board diagnostics system (OBD). An electronic hardware unit is built to perform the interface between the vehicle’s OBD system and a Bluetooth module, which in part communicates with Smartphone. The Smartphone is able to transmit data to a server using cellular internet connection.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I12023
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2015
Page(s): 69-72

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