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..."