Home / Experiences / Transportations / Reliability of antipollution on board diagnostic systems

Reliability of antipollution on board diagnostic systems

By stricter European standards in terms of polluting emissions, car manufacturers have to design anti-pollution systems more and more efficient and make sure that they are working properly over time. In this context, Phimeca Engineering went with Renault to develop a methodology and a tool for :

  • estimating wrong detections and non-detection of diagnostics OBD probabilities for threshold fixed decision values
  • determining the threshold decision value and others factors to reliability achieve goals for a OBD diagnostic given

The work initiated by Renault was completed by statistical approaches like the proposition of new filters, new methodologies for some diagnostics and by the development of a numerical models with a graphical user interface to realize all the calculations.

This study permitted providing Renault’s engineers with an approach and a tool to design and calibrate efficiently diagnostics while respecting the defined reliability goals.


Centre d'affaires du ZĂ©nith
34 rue de Sarliève
F-63800 Cournon d'Auvergne
Tél. : (00 33) 4 73 28 93 66
Fax : (00 33) 4 73 28 95 78


18/20 boulevard de Reuilly
F-75012 Paris
Tél. : (00 33) 1 58 51 18 02

Mentions légales

PHIMECA engineering is an engineering company specialized in the optimization, the reliability and the robustness of products and structures.
Its goal is to provide solutions for robust engineering based on solid scientific foundations, entrepreneurial spirit and moral values shared by all its collaborators.