Monday 24 February 2020

V-Tech adds value with Autocom diagnostics

Among the technologies available from workshop solutions provider V-Tech is its Autocom diagnostics offering.

Autocom has been developing diagnostics hardware and software for commercial vehicles, trailers, buses and cars since 1991, and the company says its comprehensive database of raw data allows it to quickly and easily troubleshoot tens of thousands of different vehicle models.

“With all our experience and knowledge, we are now taking our offer to the next level by packaging specifically selected vehicle data that provides the right content for our customers’ business solutions,” said the firm.

Autocom offers a range of products and services suitable for one-man workshops through to large workshop chains. These include the Trucks tool for diagnosing light and heavy goods vehicles, trailers and buses.

Describing the Trucks software, the firm said: “Using Intelligent System Identification (ISI), Intelligent System Search (ISS) and Intelligent System Update (ISU) you quickly get a reliable diagnosis, with the focus on features such as troubleshooting, configuration, adjustment, and calibration.”

The ISS feature scans through all the systems in the vehicle and displays the fault codes that are stored in each system.

“This saves time and you get a quick overview of the actual status of the entire vehicle,” said the company.

“When the ISS is complete, you can then select a specific control system to analyse the results further on.”

Meanwhile, the ISI identifies and selects automatically the type of controller that is mounted in the vehicle. This ensures that the diagnostic session is performed correctly with the correct parameters as required.

The Trucks software can erase fault codes, set parameters and configurations, and enable operations such as level sensor, clutch and brake calibration, and cylinder analysis.

Also available is Generic, an OBD tool for performing statutory exhaust-related diagnostics for both goods vehicles and cars, which can be deployed for periodic vehicle inspections and roadside inspections.

Autocom diagnostics packages feature an integrated Info System from HaynesPro, developed for professional workshops, including a comprehensive technical database based on OEM documentation. It is available in three versions: Basic, Plus and Max.

Further products available include a mobile trailer tester with integrated battery, which is said to test the signals and lights on trailers quickly, safely and easily. The LCD display shows fault codes immediately on site and the device can also be used to test the bogie axle’s lifting function.

Autocom additionally offers a mobile ADAS calibration product for truck, bus and van driver assistance systems.

An online vehicle diagnostics solution is also available, whose users have included Swedish vehicle testing company Bilprovningen since 2010.

V-Tech has recently launched a new website promoting its Autocom offering.

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