The new Launch HD Box 3 is an add on module for the X431 PRO4, X431 Eurotab, and X431 Eurotab2 and supports light commercials, heavy duty trucks, buses and other types of industrial vehicles for over 25 American, European & Asian manufacturers. According to the company behind the device, Launch UK, it is proving increasingly popular.
The connectivity functions in modern vehicles bring a host of benefits, but can also pose a risk in terms of tampering and unauthorised access to data. This is why vehicle manufacturers (VMs) are working on cyber security systems to make it more difficult to use the on-board diagnostics (OBD) interface to access data, and also be used to grant access via different authorisation levels.
Launch UK is warning garages of the dangers of purchasing diagnostic equipment from internet sellers. The company reports that it has found at least 50 accounts claiming to be genuine diagnostic sellers on eBay alone. However, upon further inspection, these sellers are said to have listed “inaccurate company information such as a UK base and fraudulent VAT numbers”.
Following a pilot with selected customers, diagnostic software specialists Softing has launched the latest version of its diagnostic tool set – Softing DTS 9. According to the company, new functionalities enable even faster and more cost-efficient diagnostic development. This, in turn, is said to meet the needs of the growing complexity of E/E architectures and shorter product development cycles. Indeed, Softing reports that DTS.monaco makes it possible for developers, engineers and technicians to create consistent diagnostic functions and sequences on the basis of international standards and to ensure that diagnostic communication works reliably over the entire value chain.
From September 2020 onwards, all new vehicle models in Europe must be equipped with secure diagnostic access in accordance with EU Regulation 2018/858. This regulation provides for the protection of vehicle electronics against manipulation and unauthorized access. Following FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), Mercedes-Benz AG, among others, is now also introducing such safety measures in a two-stage concept. By means of update 2020/1.02, workshops using Bosch Esitronic workshop software will receive the necessary software update to perform comprehensive diagnostic, service and repair tasks without any restrictions even on Mercedes-Benz vehicles with secured diagnostic access.
Snap-on has devised a way of making it easier for professional technicians to find the right Snap-On Intelligent Diagnostics-enabled platform for their needs with the addition of a tool matcher feature on its website.
Already a Texa bestseller, the introduction of the latest edition of the Axone Nemo series brings with it added processing power, communication speed and multi-environment software.
This means the same diagnostic hardware can be used across the car, truck, off-highway, bike and marine environments.
At the start of July, just in time for the company’s 10th anniversary WabcoWürth launched its W.Easy ADAS Calibration kit. The launch forms part of a strategy to communicate that WabcoWürth is increasingly becoming a one-stop shop for everything from the optical adjustment device to the customized multi-brand license for automotive lasers, to the matching accessories.
Following the launch of its diagnostic system in late June, at the start of July, across the Atlantic Continental introduced two new Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) tools designed to help shops optimize their investment in TPMS and tyre service. With the Autodiagnos TPMS D and SE Tools, professional technicians can handle all of the TPMS and tyre service requirements of their customers.
Continental has introduced a new tool in the to help streamline vehicle diagnosis. Launched in the USA, the Continental Autodiagnos Pro Automotive Diagnostic System has been specially designed to help automotive technicians analyze, diagnose, and repair vehicles faster. The new scan tool can be used to service all makes and is being updated continuously as vehicles evolve.
Autogem has launched a new, advanced TPMS handheld solution, the I-sensor Pro, in an online event for customers. The device upgrades the original I-sensor, offering customers increased time-saving and potential revenue generation. The I-sensor Pro features Wi-Fi connectivity, wireless Bluetooth and an integrated auto-focus camera, allowing for instant, personalised tyre pressure reporting. It also features a completely integrated tread depth measuring device. The original i-sensor handheld TPMS servicing device was launched in 2013, and has since sold more than 3,500 units in the UK.
Although the HP Tuners MPVI2 is a tuning tool first and foremost, its processing power allows it to create precisely calibrated engine maps. This also means that technicians can use the MPVI2 to log vehicle specific engine and transmission data for the wide range of vehicles that the tool caters for.