Torque Factor – Episode 5: Bob Gruszczynski on OBD communications and regulations

May 28, 2020
Bob Gruszczynski, retired OBD communications expert from the VW Group of America, discusses the OBD of today as well as what the future may have in store for vehicle communications.

In this episode of Torque Factor, Bob Gruszczynski, retired OBD communications expert from the VW Group of America, joins the show to discuss all-things OBD. Topics discussed include: Monitors, in-use performance testing (IUPT), positive kinetic energy reporting (PKE), electric vehicles and energy sources, P, B, and C codes, the future of DTCs, unified diagnostic services (UDS), 3-byte DTCs, regulations, and more.

  • Recall: 20V-144 – affecting over 121,000 Volvo vehicles with downgraded AEB; 19V-298 –approximately 94,000 Acura and Honda vehicles with defective timing belts 
  • Industry update: PTEN magazine and Diagnostic Network partner by supporting the new Disaster Support user group, a group designed for members to coordinate with peers in response to disasters like the current COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • COVID-19: How training providers have been delivering web-based content is home to Torque Factor, and Professional Tool and Equipment News, Professional Distributor, and Fleet Maintenance magazines. Have a topic or question you’d like discussed on a future episode? Email us at: [email protected].

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