Automotive

The Machine Has To Work!

Technical Article: The Machine Has To Work!

After-sales service provides service networks for vehicles and machinery – often on a world-wide scale. These generally pursue one goal: to reduce downtimes and thus the total cost of ownership (TCO). The core business includes fast, targeted maintenance and repair. This not only requires the use of an efficient repair shop tester, but also places special demands on its worldwide availability and updatability via a modern back end.

Non-Identical Twins: Repair Shop Diagnostics and Authorization Management

There are tens of thousands of individual repair shop testers in the field today. On top of that, they are deployed all over the world by different users with different requirements and authorizations. Improper handling can lead to serious damage. This multi-user scenario can only be mastered with an appropriate allocation of tester functions and central administration. Integrated authorization management fits into the core processes and, furthermore, offers additional security.

SAVE THE DATE – 14th Conference on Diagnostics

Softing Automotive at the 14th Conference on Diagnostics 2020 in Dresden

The 14th Conference on Diagnostics in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems will take place on 18th and 19th May, 2021. This year the topics will again focus on current challenges and new technologies concerning test and diagnostics in E/E-Systems in motor vehicles in combination with an interconnected infrastructure, new assistance functionalities, remote diagnostics as well as the compliance of legal requirements and standards.

SAVE THE DATE – Softing Diagnostic Convention 2020

SAVE THE DATE – Softing Diagnostic Convention 2020

On October 12, 2020, we are opening the doors of our virtual showroom for the very first time. This way we will have no trouble in bringing technical presentations as well as our solutions and exhibits to your office or home. We would be very pleased to be able to welcome you to our first event on virtual ground, the Softing Diagnostic Convention 2020!

Softing envisions secure, reliable predictive maintenance

TOHE Article 08/2020 Softing envisions secure, reliable predictive maintenance

Modern heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks and buses but also forestry and agricultural machines or construction equipment, are packed with E/E components that support selfdiagnostic functions and increase the quality of maintenance, service, and repair processes. In service workshops, “right the first try” reduces expensive downtime and saves a lot of money. This objective is supported by a process that captures the already generated in-vehicle data and sends it to a cloud server for analysis and the creation of vehicle- and/or fleet-specific predictive maintenance sequences. The sequences support the service technician in the predictive maintenance process

Softing DTS 9: New Generation of the All-in-One Engineering Tester Now Available!

Softing DTS 9 - the new generation

Following the successful launch at pilot customers, the new generation of the high-performance and use-case-optimized Diagnostic Tool Set (Softing DTS 9) is now available. New functionalities enable even faster and more cost-efficient diagnostic development – exactly what is needed for the growing complexity of E/E architectures and shorter product development cycles Softing 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.

Configuration Tool for Central Role and User Management from the Softing TDX Toolkit

Softing TDX.admin – Configuration Tool for Central Role and User Management

The large number of diagnostic tester installations (Softing TDX.workshop) all over the world makes the efficient management of role and user authorizations particularly important. In addition, ensuring consistent, automated and centrally controlled updates of software and its diagnostic content, such as repair instructions and diagnostic trees, is of particular importance for the use of the diagnostic tester in the repair shop area. We meet these challenges with Softing TDX.admin, a backend administrator tool from the Softing TDX toolkit.

Design Options in Softing DTS.monaco – Interactively and Individually Designable User Interfaces

Design options in Softing DTS.monaco

With the new generation of the Diagnostic Tool Set – Softing DTS 9 – the integration of OTX sequences in the Monaco workspaces now makes it possible for entire release sequences, continuous operation controls as well as certifications to be safely integrated into the working environment to prevent operating errors. OTX allows you to freely define both the user interfaces and the stored diagnostic sequence.

SAVE THE DATE – WCX™ Digital Summit

Softing @ WCX Digital Summit 2020

Softing is part of the WCX™ Digital Summit | June 16-18, 2020 – This June, thousands of engineers, researchers and decision makers from across the industry will converge online to collaborate on the shift to mobility in the first ever WCX™ Digital Summit. The SAE International WCX™ has an unrivaled track record for building better engineers by providing the latest technical information on connectivity, emission, environment, occupant protection, safety, security, design, manufacturing, powertrain and propulsion, and so much more, plus the latest information on consumer metrics and regulatory standards.

Technical Paper on In-Vehicle Diagnostic Systems

Technical Paper on In-Vehicle Diagnostics Systems

New SAE International technical paper "In-Vehicle Diagnostic System for Prognostics and OTA Updates of Automated / Autonomous Vehicles" by Peter Subke, Muzafar Moshref and Julian Erber (Softing Automotive) – The increasing complexity of microcontroller-based automotive E/E systems that control road-vehicles and non-road mobile machinery comes with increased self-diagnosis functions and diagnosability via external test equipment (diagnostic tester).

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