Source: Bosch announcement

OAK BROOK, Ill. – Bosch, a leading global supplier of automotive aftermarket components and service solutions, announced it will offer new remote OEM diagnostic software capabilities on its Bosch-manufactured diagnostic vehicle communication interface (DVCI) products, including the Bosch ADS 525X and 625X scan tools.

Starting next year, Bosch DVCI scan tool users will be able to utilize licensed and authorized OEM diagnostic software remotely on most major vehicle brands, via a single user interface. ASE-certified technicians will be able to perform complex scans remotely in real-time at the car, using internet-connected scan tools.

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Reports generated by OEM diagnostic software will be gathered in a central database with the ability to be sent to clients or insurance carriers directly or be made available for access at a later date.

The new offering from Bosch is designed for automotive and collision repair shops in need of access to OEM diagnostic software for diagnostic, insurance or other repair requirements. It also eliminates the need for shops to maintain multiple OEM scan tools, reducing costs and complexity.

“As vehicle technology has become increasingly advanced and technician access requirements more secure, Bosch has continued to support the whole workshop for repair and maintenance by providing solutions that make diagnostic and repair work easier and more efficient,” said Michael Simon, Director Strategic Accounts at Bosch. “The addition of new remote OEM software capabilities improves productivity in the aftermarket, enabling technicians to fix it right the first time, and further positions Bosch as the world leader in automotive diagnostics.”

The new technology will be available on Bosch DVCI scan tools starting in early 2022. For more information regarding Bosch Diagnostics, click HERE.   

About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs 34,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of Dec. 31, 2020. According to preliminary figures, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.1 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 394,500 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of $87.1 billion in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.