Evaluation of multiple sensor data linked to online manual for do-it-yourself repairs

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Originate or partner with car manual publishers and combine multiple sensor data to give most probable causes, prioritized, and tie this to online or downloadable text and video to better enable driver troubleshooting and avoid going to a mechanic. The car manual publishing business charge draconian prices, unjustified when distributed outside of the paper press's considerable distribution costs. Make these PDFs or media rich iBooks with embedded video. This would give you an additional revenue stream by adding considerable value. This approach would potentially exceed the average mechanics diagnostic abilities and protect the consumer from being billed for work done based on a "wrong why" whether based on criminal scamming or ineptitude.
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Thanks for your suggestion. Helping folks avoid going to the mechanic is what we're all about. Lots of work to be done as fas as investigating the possibilities of this, but a very cool idea.


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This is an awesome idea and we're looking into stuff like this!
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Does the device currently log the PID values?  It would be awesome to even have raw PID data around the time the check engine light comes on...very helpful for debug if you know what you are doing.
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Hi Stephen! Not at this time, but down the road we could capture the generic PIDs. The data that we could potentially collect is generic data that's available to us via the OBD-II port and are all engine-related functions. You can see all the options in the table under "Standard PIDs" on this Wikipedia page. 

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