As many of you may know there are already some diagnostic software available to diagnose your car. But because every car / brand / model has different methods of querying and communicating on the different CAN bus systems via de OBD interface it would be nice to have a “open” database of all those different functions which all different types of cars/models have.
There could be some sort of marketplace where people who have found new codes and post them in the system get a small reward. And other users who want to use that command pay a small fee. (a little bit like obdeleven.com works, except that obdeleven has it closed source and you pay for each change and dont get the codes)
Or even just open source it completely. so that there is one large database of OBD/CAN commands for all kinds of verhicles.
For VW/Audi/Skoda/Seat there is a software with hardware cable called: VCDS. they also have a list internally into their software regarding all sorts of diagnose capabilities & changes for ex. unlock/locking behavoir. etc. etc.
if the community grows and is able to append new codes onto the database and this then could be used within autopi (cloud) that would be super nice.
I’m not sure if the hardware capabilities of the Dongle / ELM327 is capable of transmitting/sending commands like the VAG-Com / VCDS software & cable can. (or perhaps other car brands diagnostic software). (i only know VCDS because i own a VW)
What do you guys think?