Design and Implementation of a Wireless OBD II Fleet Management System

Reza Malekian, Ntefeng Ruth Moloisane, Lakshmi Nair, B. T. Maharaj, Uche A.K. Chude-Okonkwo

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This paper describes the work that has been done in the design and development of a wireless on-board diagnostic system (OBD II) fleet management system. The system aims to measure speed, distance, and fuel consumption of vehicles for tracking and analysis purposes. An OBD II reader is designed to measure speed and mass air flow, from which the distance and fuel consumption are also computed. This data is then transmitted via WiFi to a remote server. The system also implements global positioning system tracking to determine the location of the vehicle. A database management system is implemented at the remote server for the storage and management of transmitted data and a graphical user interface is developed for analysing the transmitted data. Various qualification tests are conducted to verify the functionality of the system. The results demonstrate that the system is capable of reading the various parameters, and can successfully process, transmit, and display the readings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7755775
Pages (from-to)1154-1164
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • CAN
  • Distance
  • ELM32
  • Fleet management
  • Fuel consumption
  • GPS
  • ISO 14230-4
  • ISO 9141-2
  • Mass air flow
  • OBD II
  • PID
  • Speed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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