Diagnosing communications issues within and among vehicle networks can be very tricky business. A key component to successfully pinpointing and addressing these issues is having a solid understanding of how the vehicle network is designed and operates. This is a daunting task, considering how many different network topologies are used in late model vehicles.
This video does a really good job of outlining the different network types found in today’s light vehicles, including LIN, CAN, Automotive Ethernet, MOST and more. They break down the pros and cons of each network type as well as key considerations to keep in mind as you are diagnosing each.
It is a great primer on vehicle networks for those that want to dive deeper into this topic and a very worthwhile resource to bookmark for future reference. We hope that you find it as useful as we did.