Smart Diagnostics and Testing

Join Ed & Ted on their journey through the complex world of automotive electronics!

In a world where vehicle electronics is constantly evolving, especially via software, engineers and technicians are constantly faced with new challenges. Ed & Ted, two experts in the fields of diagnostics and testing, take on the demanding tasks over the entire vehicle lifecycle. 

But while Ed works with tried-and-tested methods and technologies, Ted is already relying on Softing's innovative solutions, which make his work much easier and more efficient. 

Join them on their journey through the world of automotive electronics and discover new ways to increase efficiency and quality in development, production and service.

Be one step ahead with Softing's diagnostic and test solutions. 

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Episode 1 | Diagnostics

All Vehicle Data at Just One Click

ECU diagnostics is crucial to meet the growing demands on vehicle performance, safety and environmental friendliness. As ECUs are becoming increasingly complex and have multi-layered communication levels, a detailed insight into their functions is essential. The diagnosis of control units is therefore one of the central tasks in the development, production and servicing of vehicles. This is the only way to identify, analyze and solve potential problems quickly, efficiently and in good time.

Episode 2 | Remote Access

Simply Staying Connected Remotely

The ongoing networking of vehicles with their environment opens up completely new possibilities. Remote access across the entire vehicle life cycle enables considerable time and cost savings as well as profitable business models by extending the vehicle into the cloud. Remote engineering, i.e. remote access to test objects, enables the efficient use of global resources in diagnostic development and test procedures, for example. For example, development projects can be worked on in parallel by globally distributed teams, regardless of location and time.

Episode 3 | Parallel Access

Testing and Updating Vehicles in Parallel

Reading out and documenting ECUs, vehicles, test setups as well as test fleets is very time-consuming. Softing offers an elegant solution for this, allowing repetitive, time-consuming tasks to be performed in parallel and thus more efficiently. Learn how parallel testing and updating can significantly accelerate the development cycle, improve the quality of vehicles, and respond quickly to changing requirements.

Episode 4 | Diagnostic Simulation

Efficient Vehicle Simulation for Experts

Diagnostic Simulations are used to increase efficiency and minimize risks throughout the vehicle lifecycle. Solutions for diagnostic simulation of ECUs and vehicles enable process-safe regression testing of diagnostic testers ("Test the Tester"), facilitate the commissioning of test sequences, and provide the best possible training for employees, as all required vehicle variants, including fault patterns, can be easily simulated.

Episode 5 | Translator

Vehicle Data in Human Readable Form

Vehicles are turning into software-defined, motorized high-performance computers with an ever greater number of functions and are producing masses of data in the process. In particular, this data provides information on the technical state of the vehicle. But in its raw state, this data is not usually comprehensible to just anyone. Softing's Smart Diagnostic Engine interprets these vehicle data and translates it into human-readable information.

Episode 6 | Manage Workshops

Control Workshops Efficiently in the Cloud

In aftersales, faults and problems must be detected and rectified as quickly as possible. The service tester is an indispensable tool for workshop employees and mobile service teams when localizing faults, troubleshooting and commissioning components and vehicles. Find out how you can exploit all the benefits of digital transformation in aftersales by centrally storing and linking data and processes. Control diagnostic content, software updates as welll as roles and rights via a cloud-based central data platform.

Episode 7 | Testing Diagnostics

All-in-One Diagnostic Testing

Have you ever wondered how practical it would be to combine all diagnostic functions in one single tool? The Softing Diagnostic Tool Set combines vehicle diagnostics and ECU testing in engineering and production. With DTS.monaco, globally distributed users can develop standardised diagnostic functions and sequences and thus ensure reliable diagnostic communication across the entire value chain.

All Diagnostic Functions in One All-in-One Tester for More Efficiency and Quality in Engineering as well as in Diagnostic Testing.

Episode 8 | Standardization

Ensuring Quality, Efficiency and Investment Protection

The development in the automotive industry towards environmentally friendly drives and digitalized, automated functions increases the complexity of vehicle electronics as well as communication requirements. This means the industry is faced with the challenge of efficiently optimizing costs and guaranteeing error-free data transmission. In light of this, standardization in vehicle diagnostics is becoming increasingly important in terms of simplifying development, production and service, and ensuring interoperability and cost-effectiveness over the entire vehicle life cycle.

Episode 9 | Automated Tests

Standardized, Reusable Test Procedures

Automated tests are crucial in vehicle diagnostics in order to master the challenges of new technologies such as digitalization and semi-autonomous driving. For this reason, Softing uses the OTX standard to simplify the creation of diagnostic sequences and provide both beginners and experienced developers with an intuitive tool. The test solution supports a wide range of applications from flash sequences to extensive tests and improves the management and implementation of OTX scripts. The automation of complex communication tests significantly improves the efficiency and quality of diagnostics, which is crucial for handling a growing number of ECUs.

Episode 10 | Coming soon...

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About Softing Automotive

We support our customers with solutions which facilitate the testing, diagnostics and monitoring of mechatronic systems, vehicles and entire fleets. We see our task as starting with communication with the vehicle, through data pre-processing and visualization, to storage – locally or in the cloud. We create the connection to the electronic systems of our customers worldwide! 

Leading manufacturers of cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and their suppliers all rely on tried and tested tools and scalable solutions from Softing Automotive. But fleet operators and service suppliers also opt for Softing’s secure solutions and flexible services. The internationally binding standards implemented by Softing for programming interfaces, data descriptions, protocols and bus systems guarantee our customers the long-term safeguarding of their projects thanks to the reusability of data with consistently high quality. As an active member of numerous committees and associations (incl. ASAM, ISO, SAE), we take a leading role in defining industry standards.

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