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Author RSS FeedPosts by author Anna Pongratzja, 23 Jan 2021 23:36:02 +0100Test Boards by Softing: Working as if you were working on a verhicle – but with full comfort!A range of original components can be conveniently attached and connected to each other on test boards according to their target arrangement in the vehicle. This is the perfect way to subject, in particular, the cable harness and ECUs to complex networking and function tests in conjunction with real sensors, actuators and other subsystems. Test boards thus enable flexible tests for series validation – long before tests are possible on real vehicles., 01 Dec 2020 09:33:00 +0100 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., 13 Oct 2020 09:15:00 +0200 Twins: Repair Shop Diagnostics and Authorization ManagementThere 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., 12 Oct 2020 14:47:00 +0200 THE DATE – 14th Conference on DiagnosticsThe 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., 05 Oct 2020 10:17:00 +0200 Training Sessions in October – Register now!Dates & Information on Online Trainings in October 2020 | In spite of standardization and user-friendly tools, the complexity of vehicle diagnostics basically demands more or less sound know-how, depending on the area of application and requirements. Whether beginner or advanced, of course we are happy to support you with your daily challenges and offer a wide range of basic and specialist training sessions and workshops on the topics of vehicle diagnostics, the ODX and OTX standard and the use of our tools., 28 Sep 2020 16:17:03 +0200 envisions secure, reliable predictive maintenanceModern 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, 11 Aug 2020 15:25:53 +0200 DTS 9: New Generation of the All-in-One Engineering Tester Now Available!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., 10 Jul 2020 09:38:00 +0200 THE DATE – WCX™ Digital SummitSofting 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., 01 Jun 2020 12:35:00 +0200 Paper on In-Vehicle Diagnostic SystemsNew 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)., 29 May 2020 11:55:41 +0200 Equipment (E-Mobility)Get to know our High Voltage Equipment – Testing and Verification Systems for Electronic Modules, ECUs and Vehicle Components in the HV Range for the safe working in the Lab, on the Test Bench and on the Vehicle., 07 May 2020 15:11:00 +0200 Training Sessions in April – Register now!In spite of standardization and user-friendly tools, the complexity of vehicle diagnostics basically demands more or less sound know-how, depending on the area of application and requirements. Whether beginner or advanced, of course we are happy to support you with your daily challenges and offer a wide range of basic and specialist training sessions and workshops on the topics of vehicle diagnostics, the ODX and OTX standard and the use of our tools., 06 Feb 2020 08:59:00 +0100 Safety | ISO 26262Software is the most important driver of automotive innovations. And this is why software must be developed to an appropriate level of safety to ensure that, in the case of a fault or error, neither the driver of a particular vehicle or other road users should suffer any harm., 13 Jan 2020 15:19:00 +0100 and Security: Brave new worldDiagnostics and Security: Gateways for hackers and how to close them – As long as diagnostics takes place locally, in other words using a cable connection between the diagnostic tester and the diagnostic interface or the vehicle, it is safe to assume that the diagnostic system is basically secure as far as unauthorized access is concerned. But the picture changes as soon as there is a remote data connection over the Internet., 28 Oct 2019 09:59:00 +0100 THE DATE – Automotive Testing Expo USA 2019Meet us at Automotive Testing Expo USA, Oct 22-24, 2019 in Novi, MI, USA. Come and see our entire product and service portfolio for yourself. It ranges from hardware and software products through customized solutions to mobile app solutions and engineering services., 04 Oct 2019 13:43:00 +0200 Programming | Updating ECUs with Softing DTS.monacoECU and vehicle updating is an important application area for Softing DTS.monaco, as an accompanying measure in the engineering process to validate various software versions, but also to prepare the automated flash procedure for manufacturing and after-sales service., 18 Sep 2019 14:45:00 +0200 Forward into the Future - Diagnostics in Global Engineering TeamsThe automoive industry is facing major challenges due to the complexity of electric and autonomous vehicles of the future. As a result, work is taking place on global teams, resulting in turn in massive changes in both engineering and the tool landscape used., 10 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0200 measurement and actuator interaction with Softing DTS.monacoThe visually meaningful representation of measurement parameters and their thresholds is necessary particularly at the test bench and in vehicle validation. Softing DTS.monaco helps visualize various states regardless of whether a NOx sensor has to fulfill its values within a certain time or if it has to be indicated that pressure or temperature has reached a threshold value., 09 Sep 2019 09:34:00 +0200 Quicktest – Identfying and testing errors with documentation with Softing DTS.monacoThe identification of a test unit as well as the reading out of the error memory are activities which are repeated throughout the product life cycle. Regardless of whether HiL, test bench or vehicle – the versions as well as any error memory entries which might occur must be acquired and documented in every test sequence., 22 Aug 2019 12:27:00 +0200 and Debugging the establishing of tester ECU communication with Softing DTS.monacoRegardless of the integration level of software and ECUs, com­munication problems along the OSI communication layers result in specific challenges for diagnostic experts. These problems are critical for the remaining life cycle of the vehicle because, for example, in manufacturing, this behavior can lead to delays in or an entire absence of vehicle programming., 11 Jul 2019 14:48:00 +0200 Apps from Softing AutomotiveWe develop tailor-made applications for mobile end devices in the business-to-business field. In doing so, we specialize on the important platforms iOS and Android. We develop solutions for mobile end devices along the entire process chain., 23 May 2019 10:51:57 +0200 Trainings – OTX Expert SeminarAssuming basic OTX scripting skills, this seminar draws on interesting examples to introduce additional functions of the OTX standard. Furthermore, the application of advanced features of Softing will be explained and put into practice., 18 Apr 2019 12:38:13 +0200 Trainings – OTX Introduction SeminarThis seminar provides a comprehensive overview about the OTX standard. Even without programming skills, the participant will be able to create first diagnostic scripts and execute them by means of the authoring tool Softing, 11 Mar 2019 10:28:00 +0100 Trainings – ODX Introduction SeminarThis seminar provides first insights into the concept of data driven diagnosis by means of the standardized data exchange format ODX and describes the structure of the data as well as typical applications., 11 Feb 2019 13:25:00 +0100 Trainings – Basics of Vehicle DiagnosticsBasic understanding of diagnostics for road vehicles – Ideal basis for a full introduction to the world of vehicle diagnostics. Comprehensive introduction to the most important topics of data communication such as bus systems, diagnostic protocols, architecture of test systems and applications., 07 Jan 2019 11:58:00 +0100 and Gemalto go full speed with high performance IoT Automotive TelematicsMunich/ Amsterdam, December 13, 2018 – To meet growing demand for secure, high performance IoT telematics solutions, Gemalto and GlobalmatiX, a fully owned subsidiary of Softing AG, have teamed up to deliver an innovative solution. The Gemalto Cinterion LTE Cat. 1 IoT Module and a Gemalto eSIM deliveres a secure, reliable wireless connectivity for the GlobalmatiX Telematics Control Unit (xTCU) enabling continuous monitoring, communications and remote predictive maintenance. The solution is available immediately to global OEMs., 13 Dec 2018 18:33:00 +0100|ING 2000 – The future starts now!Softing´s new high end VCI VIN|ING 2000 flexibly masters all future diagnostic challenges! VIN|ING 2000 not only makes it possible to master today‘s stand­ard use cases with WLAN or a USB connection to the computer – it is also perfectly prepared for upcoming remote-diagnostic tasks and stand-­alone operation., 16 Oct 2018 11:21:00 +0200 information poster – Order now for free!ODX (Open Diagnostic data eXchange) describes an XML format for exchanging diagnostic data. It contains both diagnostic specifics and flash data for individual ECUs, as well as information on accessing the entire vehicle network., 01 Oct 2018 11:58:00 +0200 DTS 8 Release 14 – facilitates ECU access over DoIP and CAN FDRelease 14 of Diagnostic Tool Set 8 (DTS 8) from Softing Automotive is now available. Users benefit from extended functionality in ECU flashing over the standards DoIP and CAN FD. The user interface has also been improved. The number of vehicle interfaces supported in DTS 8 has once again been extended., 17 Sep 2018 10:31:00 +0200 information poster – Order now for free!UDS (Unified Diagnostic Service) is based on the standards KWP2000 for K-Line and CAN. It was developed with the goal of standardizing different implementations of the predecessor standards and new requirements stemming from further developments in technology and new standards to form one generally valid diagnostic protocol. UDS describes the layer 7 protocol (diagnostic services) but is based on an extended version of the diagnostic protocol of KWP2000 on CAN (ISO 15765-2)., 14 Sep 2018 13:58:00 +0200 information poster – Order now for free!Information poster for free | OTX – Open Test sequence eXchange format OTX describes a sequence language for exchanging diagnostic sequences in the ECU life cycle. The actual linguistic scope (core) is tailored to the particular diagnostic application with standardized extensions, but is also easy to extend with proprietary solutions for other applications., 10 Sep 2018 14:37:00 +0200 information poster – Order now for free!Information poster for free | DoIP – standardized vehicle diagnostics over Ethernet With Diagnostics over IP, diagnostic services introduced over UDS are used over TCP/IP and Ethernet. This enables much higher data rates than with CAN, representing great potential for savings both in terms of time and expenses in the case of complex diagnostic tasks and flash applications., 23 Aug 2018 15:08:00 +0200 China 2018With more than 400 participants from OEMs and Tier1s, Softing Automotive can look back on an exciting Roadshow through China. Focus of discussion was on the challenges and possibilities of Diagnostics 4.0 with the topics Remote and Cloud Diagnostics, Fleet Management, Automotive Ethernet and Diagnostic over IP (DoIP)., 20 Jul 2018 11:35:00 +0200 4.0 – Diagnostics in the Driving SeatVehicles are increasingly connecting themselves with their environment: with other vehicles, parts of the infrastructure, the cloud. And this is in fact the key to new functions such as autonomous driving. Together with the increasing electrification of vehicles, this is placing even more demands on diagnostics – but at the same time is also presenting completely new opportunities., 11 Jul 2018 16:49:00 +0200 Testing Expo Europe 2018Automotive megatrends have a great influence on automotive manufacturers and suppliers but also on tool manufacturers. At Testing Expo Europe 2018, we will be showing you the scope of our support in the core areas diagnostics, measuring, testing and communication with our flexible and highly efficient tools., 28 May 2018 16:13:00 +0200 training sessions from Softing Automotive!You want to know all about diagnostic programming, flash programming and ECU communication fast without having to spend lots of time studying relatively “dry” vehicle protocols? Softing can make it happen., 14 May 2018 11:34:00 +0200 integrated solution for diagnostic and bus communicationKratzer Automation sent out an invitation to attend the company’s motto day on electromobility that took place on January 25, 2018. Softing presented a high-performance solution for bus communication on the road. The real-time-capable middleware combines both diagnostic as well as measurement and test tasks., 02 May 2018 08:31:00 +0200 Studio v3 – Now across platforms!The OTX Standard enables the exchange of diagnostic processes between all departments involved in the vehicle life cycle – from development to service. Softings new OTX Studio v3 complements this concept by separating the graphical interface from the diagnostic-/OTX-processes on all modern platforms like Android, iOS, Linus and Windows. “Create once, use many times” is consistently realized., 03 Jan 2018 13:07:00 +0100