November 2015

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SAE PUBLISHES J2534-1 UPDATE - The J2534-1 standards document was updated to address the following items:
  • Ensure that all compliant devices can be validated
  • Ensure that all compliant devices act the same
  • Concerns/issues from Vehicle OEMs and Device manufacturers
  • Add new functionality to meet the needs of Vehicle OEMs that are improving the reprogramming process
To address these items, the following changes have been made:
  1. To ensure testability and consistency among compliant devices • APIs have been clarified to eliminate ambiguities • Error case handling has been added/extended • Optional Content has been eliminated • Prohibit pop-ups or other types of user interaction from within the DLL • Specify behavior when a device disconnect occurs
  2. To address Vehicle OEMs and Device manufacturers concerns • Interleave ISO 15765 messages • Individual timing/control settings for each ISO 15765 logical communication channel • Support ISO 15765 full and half-duplex
  3. To meet new OEM requirements • The API now supports raw CAN frames and ISO 15765 messages on the same physical link • A Pass-Thru Device discovery mechanism has been added • New device details to specifically support wireless Pass-Thru Devices • Provided the ability to send and receive larger messages • Provide a framework that is extendable with future protocols
Preview or purchase the new SAE standard document at http://standards.sae.org/j2534/1_201510/
 
A special session on this topic is part of the November 4 NASTF Fall 2015 General Meeting. The NASTF Equipment & Tool Committee has undertaken an initiative to promote prompt implementation of this standard by OEMs and tool companies.
 

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND REPROGRAMMING FILES - Techs who are reprogramming the ECUs of different manufacturers have probably noticed how different each OEM can be. The tools, software and the acronyms can require significant research before one even begins. On NASTF.org, under the OEM Reprogramming Info pages, there is a growing number of informative videos, donated by Drew Technologies, that demonstrate the entire process on an actual vehicle. For example, select BMW to watch a re-flash using INSTA/P. After viewing these demonstrations, NASTF hopes techs will be more confident and competent in performing the reprogramming. They may even learn new acronyms. (Links to all NASTF videos are also available from the new How-To Guides/Videos page.)
 

COMMITTEE NEWS

 

Collision Repair Committee - View information about CRC on the NASTF Collision Repair Committee page at www.nastf.org/Committees/Collision. Anyone wanting to join the CRC should send their request to skippotter@nastf.org.

The next conference call for the CRC is set for Wednesday, February 3, 2016. An email invitation with web and dial-in information will be sent to Committee members of record at least five days in advance.

The 2016 conference call schedule was released by the NASTF Board of Directors. All committee meetings are held at 11am ET/8am PT on a Wednesday. Dates for 2016 are: 2/3/2016, 4/13/2016, 7/13/2016, 10/12/2016.

Communications Committee - If you would like to join the Communications Committee, email skippotter@nastf.org. Be sure to visit the NASTF Communications Committee page at www.nastf.org/Committees/Communications.

The next conference call for the Communications Committee is set for Wednesday, December 9, 2015. An email invitation with web and dial-in information will be sent to Committee members of record at least five days in advance.

The 2016 conference call schedule was released by the NASTF Board of Directors. All committee meetings are held at 11am ET/8am PT on a Wednesday. Dates for Communications in 2016 are: 3/23/2016, 6/22/2016, 9/21/2016, 12/14/2016.

Education Committee - Co-chairs Jason Kozak (BMW) and Rob Morrell (WORLDPAC) hosted the Oct 7 meeting of the committee covering issues including (1) release of the NASTF promotional video for instructors, (2) update of the Resource Project and (3) 2016 meeting dates. The minutes are posted for view on the Education Committees webpage. Visit the NASTF Education Committee page at www.nastf.org/Committees/Education. Anyone wanting to join the Education Committee should send their request to skippotter@nastf.org.

The next conference call for the Education Committee is set for Wednesday, January 20, 2016. An email invitation with web and dial-in information will be sent to Committee members of record at least five days in advance.

The 2016 conference call schedule was released by the NASTF Board of Directors. All committee meetings are held at 11am ET/8am PT on a Wednesday. Dates for Education in 2016 are: 1/20/2016, 5/4/2016, 7/20/2016, 10/26/2016.

Equipment & Tool Committee - Visit the NASTF ETC page at www.nastf.org/Committees/ETC. Anyone wanting to join the ETC should send their request to skippotter@nastf.org.

The next conference call for the ETC is set for Wednesday, November 18, 2015. An email invitation with web and dial-in information will be sent to Committee members of record at least five days in advance.

The 2016 conference call schedule was released by the NASTF Board of Directors. All committee meetings are held at 11am ET/8am PT on a Wednesday. Dates for ETC in 2016 are: 2/24/2016, 5/25/2016, 8/24/2016, 11/30/2016.

 
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Service Information Committee - View SIC information from the NASTF SIC page at www.nastf.org/Committees/SIC. If you would like to join the Service Information Committee, email skippotter@nastf.org.

Techs having trouble completing jobs because of access to OEM service information and tools continue to post their questions on NASTF's Service Information Request (SIR) on-line response system. To log or file a NASTF SIR, visit www.nastf.org/FileSIR. Review recent SIRs by visiting www.nastf.org/SIRarchive.

The next conference call for the SIC is set for Wednesday, December 2, 2015. An email invitation with web and dial-in information will be sent to Committee members of record at least five days in advance.

The 2016 conference call schedule was released by the NASTF Board of Directors. All committee meetings are held at 11am ET/8am PT on a Wednesday. Dates for SIC in 2016 are: 3/9/2016, 6/8/2016, 9/14/2016, 12/7/2016.

Vehicle Security Committee - Co-Chairs, Bob Stewart and Claude Hensley hosted their 4th Quarter conference call on October 28, reviewing continued growth of the VSP Registry, policy changes and stepped-up audits to ensure compliance with the LSID Terms & Conditions of Use (TCU). Minutes of the meeting are posted on the committee's webpage.
 
If you would like to join the VSC, email skippotter@nastf.org. Be sure to visit the NASTF VSC page at www.nastf.org/Committees/VSC. The next conference call for the VSC is set for Wednesday, February 10, 2016. An email invitation with web and dial-in information will be sent to Committee members of record at least five days in advance.
 

The 2016 conference call schedule was released by the NASTF Board of Directors. All committee meetings are held at 11am ET/8am PT on a Wednesday. Dates for VSC in 2016 are: 2/10/2016, 5/11/2016, 8/10/2016, 11/16/2016.

 

NASTF IS ON THE ROAD

 

 

NASTF @ AAPEX - Las Vegas, NV, Nov 4, 2015 (NASTF Fall 2015 General Meeting)

NASTF @ HDAW - Las Vegas, NV; January 25-28, 2016

NASTF @ MACSW - Orlando, FL; February 11, 2016 (Exhibiting)

NASTF @ VISION - Overland Park, KS; March 2, 2016 (NASTF Spring 2016 General Meeting)

NASTF @ ATMC - Atlanta, GA; April 5 & 6, 2016

NASTF @ ITPA - Portland, OR; April 7 & 8, 2016

NASTF @ Tool Tech - Monterey, CA; April 25 & 26, 2016

NASTF @ Just Cars - Orlando, FL; April 29 & 30, 2016

NASTF @ NACE/CARS - Anaheim, CA; August 11-13, 2016

 

 

 

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