Tyre and wheel data firm DriveRight partners with autoaid
DriveRight, a leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre data is partnering with autoaid, a German supplier of internet-based vehicle diagnosis software. DriveRight will now distribute autoaid’s products in the UK and New Zealand and function as the local point of contact for autoaid’s solutions. DriveRight, headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, and founded in 2001, is the leading supplier of structured wheel and tyre data and has a comprehensive customer and user base.
autoaid, which was founded 2008 in Berlin, Germany, is known for its Internet Diagnosis+ (aID+) technology. This allows for an in-depth diagnosis of vehicles, all of which is based of up to date manufacturer information generated in real time via the web. This enables updates to be considered immediately instead of monthly or quarterly time frames as common with other hard and software based solutions. The Diagnosis System alD+ currently covers 28 vehicle brands and is already the standard diagnostic solution in vehicle service stations in numerous countries including Canada, Germany, Great Britain, and the US. For next year, autoaid is planning the launch of Cloud Diagnosis+, using its already existing diagnostic software while also enabling wireless and platform independent vehicle diagnostics via web browsers.
“The solutions from autoaid offer distinct advantages over traditional vehicle diagnostic solutions”, says Richard Bailey, CEO and founder of DriveRight. “The internet-based approach ensures that all information is up to date. This enables an accurate diagnosis and also reduces efforts, so that expensive installations or even acquiring extra hardware are avoided. As the leading provider of real-time tyre, wheel and vehicle data, autoaid is an ideal partner for DriveRight, creating added value for our customers. The autoaid products perfectly complement our own data. Together we will build a strong partnership in order to support automotive companies as best as possible.”
“We are happy to have found a partner such as DriveRight, who shares our views that internet-based solutions are the future. We enable automotive suppliers to provide their customers with fast, tailored and reliable solutions that are always up to date“, says Moritz Funk, managing director of autoaid. “We will benefit from the strong market position DriveRight enjoys in the UK and New Zealand which will enable us to reach customers for whom our solutions offer a real added value, in a targeted manner.”
autoaid GmbH has been developing internet-based vehicle diagnostic software since September 2008. After almost four years of development, autoaid Internet Diagnosis+ was launched in April 2013. The firm is now intensively working on extending brand coverage, as well as on optimizing diagnostics depth. Currently, 28 different vehicle brands can be diagnosed. For 2015, the focus will be on extending the autoaid product portfolio. These two additional innovations are shortly being launched: autoaid Cloud Diagnosis+, a platform independent vehicle diagnosis web browser tool and autoaid Telematics+, a mobile diagnostic solution which monitors the vehicle’s status while driving.
For its part, DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with information on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements. DriveRight fitment data is regularly updated and is accessed globally over 8.5 million times every month supporting over 8,000 customer websites, and is used internationally by business partners like Amazon, eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ.