Explains the operating of vehicle communication networks. Emphasis in vehicle network faults (CAN+, CAN- shorts, opens and other circuit faults) diagnosis and repair. Proper vehicle module programming using different vehicle software and interfaces. Explains vehicle network security protocols and vehicle hacking protection. Laboratory activities.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Vehicle networks
- Vehicle security
- Network diagnosing
- Vehicle hacking
- Properly diagnose network communication faults.
- Explain CAN BUS networks.
- Properly program various modules on a vehicle.
- Demonstrate competency using scan tools and other vehicle communication software.
Assessment and Requirements
Measurable objectives will be evaluated by the instructor based on accuracy and proficiency and completion of assigned tasks. Homework, class participation, lab activities, quizzes and tests will be used as criteria to assign the student’s final earned grade for this class.
Students must take notes on demonstrations, carefully read and analyze assigned course materials and perform exercises to determine their competence in servicing modern computerized engine management, emission control and OBD II systems.