Car Manufacturers Cut Out Independent Dealers With Encryption

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Here's another story you won't find hitting many of the airwaves. The major car manufacturers have implemented a new standard with respect to the diagnostic data new cars generate. What this means is that more and more small, independent, less-expensive car repair places cannot work on peoples' cars because they can't decode the diagnostic messages. There's a battle now to change this so anyone can repair their own cars, and not just the elite dealers who can understand the codes.

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Posted by pete on 2009-08-28 00:33:12
this is news? anyone who likes to work on their own car has known this for quite some time.


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