Auto insurance software provider launches vehicle diagnostic tool

New software tool allows users to accurately perform full system scans of on-board automotive computers

Auto insurance software provider launches vehicle diagnostic tool


By Lyle Adriano

Insurance claims solutions provider Audatex has launched a vehicle diagnostic tool designed to perform thorough checks on a vehicle’s onboard computer systems.

The Audatex Vehicle Health Check (VHC) “delivers comprehensive and accurate full system scans of the computer systems in today’s vehicles to ensure their operability before putting them back on the road after a collision or mechanical repair,” a release said.

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The VHC is synced with Solera’s Identifix knowledgebase, allowing users to leverage the experience of more than 60,000 participating repair shops, as well as the over 80,000 technicians that are a part of the International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) network.

“As the growing population of smart cars and ADAS equipped vehicles (Advance Driver-Assisted Systems) escalates, so does the need for an advanced solution to properly diagnose the systems when those vehicles have been in an accident and require electronics or mechanical repair,” commented Audatex VP of collision repair services Don Mikrut. “This Vehicle Health Check provides the automotive repair industry with the ability to confidently scan, diagnose and confirm the full health of those cars’ electronics.”

A release mentioned that the VHC will be available in early 2018 with two package options:
  • VHC Pro
This package includes a portable Bluetooth vehicle connectivity interface and an intuitive mobile application for smartphones and tablets. Users can quickly perform full system scans and produce a comprehensive health report which includes confirmed fixes from the Identifix platform.
  • VHC Technician Kit
An all-in-one solution aimed at the technician that needs to not only read the codes but also diagnose and plan the repair, this kit includes a ruggedized and warrantied 10.1” tablet and full access to the Identifix DirectHit solution with OE procedures, wire diagrams, recall and TSB documents and repository of millions of industry confirmed fixes. For additional assistance, this includes integrated access to the network of expert technicians on iATN or paid access to the Identifix repair hotline.

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