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LinuxDevices: Device Profile: Daimler-Chrysler StarScan Automotive Diagnostics Tool

May 07, 2004, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"Daimler-Chrysler has used real-time embedded Linux in a portable automotive diagnostic tool currently shipping to dealers and repair shops. The StarScan tool enables shops to work on 2004-model year and later Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep vehicles incorporating CAN (controller area network) buses.

"CAN, a patented serial bus system developed by Robert Bosch GmbH, is currently emerging as a popular way to network 'intelligent' devices as well as sensors and actuators within automotive systems and sub-systems. The 2004 Dodge Durango was the first Daimler-Chrysler vehicle to use a CAN bus, and Dodge dealers began receiving StarScan devices to support Durango diagnostics in August of 2003..."

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