The original Call For Participation for this TC may be found at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200206/msg00002.html
The charter for this TC is as follows.
OASIS Automotive Repair Information Technical Committee
Statement of Purpose
Annex XI (OBD) of European Parliament and Council Directive 98/69/EC of 13 October 1998 relating to measures to be taken against air pollution by emissions from motor vehicles and amending Council Directive 70/220 EEC obliges vehicle manufacturers to make repair information available to repairers not part of the manufacturers own organisation and to other persons entitled thereto. Vehicle manufacturers are not obliged to make available that information which is covered by intellectual property rights or constitutes specific know-how of the manufacturer and/or OEM supplier. [References: Official Journal of the European Communities, OJ L350, 28.12.1998, p.1; Official Journal of the European Communities, OJ L76, 6.4.1970, p.1, as last amended by European Parliament and Council Directive 2000/100/EC (OJ L16, 18.1.2000, p.32)]
Article 4 of Directive 98/69/EC requires the Commission to submit a report to the European Parliament and the Council on the drawing up of a standard electronic format for repair information taking account of relevant international standards.
A common format will enable all types of end-users to quickly obtain repair information and thus make viable a repair which might otherwise have been rendered non-viable because of the time required to find the information within the different structures and organisations of manufacturer's web sites for different types of motor vehicles. This project has been set-up, under the chairmanship of DG Enterprise of the European Commission, to "...help provide an EU-wide framework for the provision of emission-related service information to the repair and other interested markets."
The results of this project might, in principle, be implemented, in two different ways:
- direct reference to an ISO standard that has been developed from the results of this project, through an amendment to Annex XI of Council Directive 70/220/EEC, or
- develop a voluntary commitment from the motor industry to provide emission-related service information to the market using the results of this project, accompanied by appropriate monitoring procedures to ensure the voluntary commitment is being adhered to.
Furthermore, the project will take account of similar standards or legislation adopted in other world areas.
To develop a standard format to enable access to emission-related repair, diagnostic and technical information with respect to the vehicles covered by the scope of Directive 70/220/EEC, i.e. passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
The project will take account of similar standards or legislation adopted in other world areas.
The following tasks are within the scope of this project:
- Review existing data sources, structures and use of data by manufacturers and third-party users. The project will take account of similar standards or legislation adopted in other world areas.
- Determine the most cost-effective, lowest footprint distribution medium for vehicle repair information (e.g., the Internet, although other mediums will also be considered).
- Specify an information structure that is commonly supported, open, public, easy to understand (for both people and computers) and accessible (e.g. XML, although other mediums will also be considered).
- Identify industry-standard vocabulary such as keywords and elements (e.g. ISO 15031-2 (J1930) "OBD Terms and Definitions"), determine if such standards are applicable for the purpose of this project and, where necessary, take steps to either develop new standards or expand the scope of existing standards. Consideration of the representation of information in multiple languages.
- Identify features necessary for access to information (e.g. search engines) that can be correlated to the document structure and/or content, including access to information in manufacturer-specific tools, packaging of information to make viable cost units, application of "pass-through" programming
- Establish minimum (or ideal) configurations for end-user access, with an emphasis on open or ubiquitous standards:
- identify the most common hardware platform(s), including operating system(s);
- identify the most common software and/or interfaces.
- Establish the performance criteria for provider information delivery systems (e.g. monitoring of web-site performance).
- Determine method and intervals for ongoing review and updating of specifications.
- Demonstrate at least three reference implementations made in accordance with the specifications
- Recommendation for application of the results of the project.
The following issue(s) are not included within the scope of the project
- Cost of access to the information.
- Heavy duty vehicles, two and three wheeled vehicles and non-emission-related repair, diagnostic and technical information, maybe considered in future work
Assumptions / Constraints
The following statements are assumed:
- This project will be run under OASIS, which is an independent and impartial body. The participants will form an OASIS Technical Committee and operate under the OASIS TC Process, IPR and by-laws. These can be viewed at: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.shtml
- The named chair is a representative from DG Enterprise of the European Commission, who will chair the work of the Technical Committee, arbitrating on all non-technical issues and ultimately on technical issues, where necessary.
- Each trade association may offer a number of experts. It is most important to ensure continuity of participation and it must be acknowledged that the Technical Committee may not return to previous work on the admission of a new participant. Individual members of trade associations are permitted to join the Technical Committee according to the OASIS process.
- New members are welcome at any time. OASIS procedures will apply.
List of Deliverables
It is expected that at the first Technical Committee plenary meeting, working groups will be established to address each of the objectives. A programme of group meetings will be established.
The first Technical Committee plenary meeting will be held on August 2nd 2002 in Brussels.
The work on each objective will then proceed independent of the others but the work will be reviewed at each plenary meeting of the Technical Committee.
Much work will take place by e-mail between CSW and the participants. It is not expected that the individual Working Groups will meet other than at the plenary meeting of the Technical Committee.
Date of first meeting: August 2nd 2002, Brussels (Technical Committee Plenary)
- Confirm objective, scope and procedures for the project; at planning meeting May 02
- Confirm project membership, identify other potential members; at planning meeting May 02
- Use cases; at first TC meeting August 2nd 2002. To be submitted to CSW by 12th July (ALL) - will then continue as working group
- Distribution media; at planning meeting May 02
- Specify information structure; at Technical Committee plenary. Working Group Action
- Features for access to information; at Technical Committee plenary. Working Group Action
- Industry-standard vocabulary; at Technical Committee plenary. Working Group Action, may require action through ISO
- End-user configuration: a) Hardware, b) Software, c) Interfaces; at Technical Committee plenary. Working Group Action
- Performance criteria; at Technical Committee plenary. Working Group Action
- Reference Implementations; at Technical Committee plenary. May become Working Group Action
- Updating Final; at Technical Committee plenary. Could decide and advise ISO TC22 SC3 WG1 prior to FTCP
- Recommendations; at Final Technical Committee plenary
The aim is to complete the project within 10 months. Subject to agreement by the Technical Committee it is anticipated that the resulting specification will be offered to ISO for publication as an International Standard and thereafter maintained according to ISO procedures.