Patent Number: 9,384,600

Title: Vehicle diagnostic method, and external diagnostic device

Abstract: In a vehicle diagnostic method and an external diagnostic device, the acceleration of a vehicle is detected while the vehicle is travelling with an acceleration detection means that is provided to the external diagnostic device mounted on the vehicle, and the external diagnostic device acquires operation information of the vehicle from the vehicle. The external diagnostic device performs at least one of a vehicle performance diagnosis, a driving technique diagnosis of the driver, and a fault diagnosis using the operation information and the acceleration of the vehicle.

Inventors: Kakinuma; Hiroyuki (Saitama, JP), Ito; Sakae (Kazo, JP)

Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.

International Classification: G07C 5/08 (20060101); G01F 9/00 (20060101); G01M 17/007 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-05 0:00:00