Automotive Electronics

Strong Together in After-Sales – Softing Automotive and Kvaser Offer Joint Diagnostic Solution with CAN Interface

Softing TDX.workshop with the Interface Kvaser U100

Haar near Munich/Mölndal, February 7, 2022 – The vehicle diagnostics expert Softing Automotive Electronics GmbH is once more bundling its expertise with the leading provider of Controller Area Network (CAN) vehicle interfaces, Kvaser AB. Together, they offer a sturdy plug & play solution for diagnostic tasks in after-sales which can withstand even the toughest requirements in the repair shop environment. The combination of intuitive diagnostic software from Softing and the high-performance vehicle interface (VCI) from Kvaser is the ideal solution for error localization, repair and commissioning of individual components as well as entire vehicle systems, including electric vehicles and mobile working machinery. The individual after-sales tester Softing TDX.workshop, developed by OEMs and suppliers, supports service technicians in the efficient repair and maintenance of vehicles and their components. The Kvaser U100 fits in perfectly with this, flexibly and intuitively enabling high-performance vehicle communication using CAN and CAN-FD.
 
The repair shop tester Softing TDX.workshop is the ideal tool for service technicians all over the world for use in repair shops and in the field as well as during commissioning and vehicle testing. It offers a range of diagnostic functions for this purpose, such as: 

  • Creating vehicle reports
  • Reading out and clearing the error memoryP
  • Parameterizing, programming and exchanging ECUs
  • Displaying measurement values
  • Testing actuators
  • Running test sequences
  • Guided troubleshooting

Additional information, such as repair instructions, exploded drawings, videos and web content, support the user in maintenance and repair of the vehicle or component. 

The current version 2.5 of the repair shop tester Softing TDX.workshop already supports Kvaser’s U100 CAN interface. With its reinforced galvanic isolation and a vibration, shock and drop-proof housing compliant with IP67, users now have a combined software and hardware package at their disposal. The solution is ready for immediate use and has no trouble coping with the harshest environmental conditions.

Lars-Berno Fredriksson, President of Kvaser AB, is excited by the benefits of this shared solution path: “Softing and Kvaser have been working together for some time now. Kvaser is particularly well known for its high-performance CAN interfaces. Our new U100 series in particular has been developed for use in harsh environmental conditions. When integrated in Softing TDX, automotive and machine manufacturers now have an end-to-end solution for after-sales diagnostic tasks.”

Julian Mayer, Product Manager of the software solution Softing TDX, highlights advantages for the daily work of service technicians in particular: “With the Softing TDX Toolbox, our customers simply create their software solutions for service themselves. The result is a highly individual, intuitive and high-performance diagnostic tester that is specifically tailored to the needs of the repair shop. Thanks to the robust housing, IP67 rating and reinforced galvanic isolation, the new Kvaser U100 CAN interface perfectly complements our software for use in the repair shop and test area. Plug n´ play and high-performance diagnostics – from start to finish.“

About Softing Automotive Electronics GmbH

Softing Automotive provides diagnostic and test solutions for the entire life cycle of electronic control units as well as entire vehicle systems. All over the world, leading vehicle manufacturers, system and ECU providers have been relying on tried and tested tools and solutions from Softing for more than 40 years now.  

In its developments, Softing Automotive relies on standardization which is why Softing is an active member of the most important standardization committees in automotive electronics, such as SAE International, ASAM and ISO. Softing is one of the market leaders with over 90,000 installations in the growth market of test and diagnostic systems in vehicle electronics.

Further information: https://automotive.softing.com 

About Kvaser AB

Kvaser AB is a global leader in advanced CAN solutions which are deployed in such varied industries as transport (including electric vehicles), industrial automation, avionics, construction equipment, building automation, domestic appliances, marine, medical, military, railway, telecoms, textiles.

Kvaser is headquartered in Mölndal, Sweden, and has regional branches in Mission Viejo in the United States and in Shanghai, China. Kvaser works with a global network of highly-qualified resellers and technical associates.

Further information: https://kvaser.com 

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