Automotive

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Standardization Drives Quality and Efficiency in Vehicle Diagnostics – Interview with Professor Dr.-Ing. Goß

The fields of innovation, electric and alternative drives, as well as increasing digitalization and automated driving, are of particular importance in the mobility of the future. We would like to know the professional view of an independent expert from the field of vehicle systems technology on this topic. To this end, we have arranged an interview with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Goß and would like to know how he views current developments in the automotive industry and their impact on standardization in vehicle diagnostics.

Join our presentation "Comparison of the Application Layer Protocols SAE J1979-2, SAE J1979-3 and ISO 27145" at the SAE OBD Symposium in Prague

SAE OBD Symposium 2023 presentation about "Comparison of current and future OBD Protocols (SAE/ISO)" by Peter Subke

Shape the future of on-board monitoring and calibration systems. This presentation starts with a short overview of the legacy SAE J1979/ ISO 15031 that have been in use for the communication of an OBD scan tool and the OSD-Il system of combustion engine vehicles for decades. In addition, the presentation will provide an introduction to UDS and demonstrate how to use the unified diagnostic services for OBD on UDS, ZEV on UDS and globally harmonized OBD.

Online Training Sessions in 2023

Web-based Trainings by Softing Automotive

An overview of the dates and further information on our online seminars from Softing Automotive for 2023 can be seen here. Compact and modular training seminars with practice-oriented user workshops and profound theoretical knowledge. With our basic and expert seminars, we will support you in your daily challenges. We offer beginners as well as advanced users the professional handling of our tools in vehicle diagnostics and communication. In addition, we offer you the opportunity to gain basic as well as in-depth knowledge of the standards of data concepts (ODX) and diagnostic sequences (OTX).

Consistent Vehicle History: Utilizing Repair Data in the Vehicle Life Cycle

Consistent Vehicle History: Utilizing Repair Data in the Vehicle Life Cycle with Softing TDX

The digitization and automation of vehicles and mobile machines is advancing at an ever faster pace, driven by greater efficiency and convenience. The functions required for this are becoming increasingly complex and can only be implemented across systems. In the event of a fault, this makes clear fault localization and rapid rectification virtually impossible without suitable support. However, in order to achieve success quickly, Softing TDX enables every single diagnostic step and its result to be recorded and documented centrally in a database.

Join our presentation "The Future of OBD" at the On-Board Diagnostics Digital Summit 2022

Join the SAE On-Board Diagnostics Digital Summit | March 15-17, 2022

Join the SAE On-Board Diagnostics Digital Summit | March 15-17, 2022. On the OBD Digital Summit 2022, Peter Subke, Business Development Manager at Softing Automotive, gives an insight on "The Future of OBD: Enhanced On-Board Diagnostic System with Remote Access".

Discover Our Trainings for Your Professional Education!

Automotive Training & Seminar Program by Softing

We have put our knowledge and long years of experience into a compact and modular training program for you. This comprises practice-oriented user workshops as well as in-depth theoretical seminars which we offer in both English and German. We would be happy to tailor the content of our training sessions to suit your individual requirements.

Flexible Commissioning Sequences – OTX makes it easy!

Flexible Commissioning Sequences – OTX makes it easy

After replacing or repairing vehicle components, the ECU and its peripherals must be adapted to each other again. In addition to only functional sequences, interaction with operating personnel to start individual process steps or enter parameters is often necessary. The advantages that OTX and the Softing OTX tools offer for a fast and robust realization of commissioning sequences are obvious.

SOVD – The Diagnostic Standard of Tomorrow

SOVD - Service Oriented Vehicle Diagnostics

Due to current megatrends such as autonomous driving, significantly higher computing power is required in the vehicle than can be provided by today's ECUs. Consequently high-performance computers (HPCs) are being installed in the vehicle to implement both centralized control and diagnostic functions. Standardization of the interface is therefore an obvious step, and is currently being carried out in ASAM e.V. under the name SOVD (Service Oriented Vehicle Diagnostics).

Success Story Bosch Rexroth: Intelligent Diagnostics for Mobile Electronics and Machines of the Future

Success Story Bosch Rexroth: Intelligent Diagnostics for Mobile Electronics and Machines of the Future

BODAS-service 4.x – More than Maintenance and Repair | powered by Softing TDX: Mobile working machinery is an important segment of the entire vehicle market. Typically the machinery requires hydraulic drive technology, especially axial piston units, which make displacement with high pressure possible. The operating and environmental conditions in this segment are much tougher than for standard motor vehicles.

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.

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