We don’t condone using electronic devices while you drive, not only because it’s against the law, but also since your car uses enough of them on its own. Modern day automobiles come equipped with upwards of 85 controllers or mini-computers.
It’s not unusual to even find fibre optic technology incorporated in high-end models to deal with all that data transfer. All of this must provide the way to transfer data from one device to another.
If not all, vehicles have some form of computer placed in them to manage such things as engine performance, braking response, plus more, most. The systems just get more proliferated depending on the cost of the car.
Most of the costs enter into providing driver-friendly information for example GPS navigation, traction control, electronic shifting, and multi-environmental climate control. Other computers monitor engine efficiency, safety restraints, and essential operating characteristics. This all is made possible by the miles of wire and endless collection of electronic gizmos.
To deal with the demand and steep growth curve, engineers had to adapt a high-speed network called the Car Area Network (CAN): a communicational buss of sorts that acts as the conduit for all these details to flow. Engine temperature, wheel speed, and passenger presence are just a few of the parameters that are exchanged from module to module.
Technicians face the challenges of CAN technology when diagnosing vehicle breakdowns and malfunctions. In certain cases, they must review and look at up to two hours’ worth of information before laying one particular wrench towards the car. Another repairs may be a Technical Service Bulletin method that involves only a reprogramming process to resolve a drivability issue or incompatibility anomaly.
Whether it were proportional to the complexity of the vehicle makeup, this all adds cost to vehicle ownership; it’s as. Whenever you last visited your dealership, the labour charge for an hour’s amount of work was quite possibly higher than the previous visit. This is because the intricacy in the repair affects the cost now more than ever before.