As the world moves towards further environmental damage via a myriad of pollutions, a range of clean air initiatives are being introduced around the world. Policies designed to reduce emissions are being led by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Pollution is direct, or indirect, contamination of all outdoor and any indoor environment by any chemical, biological, mechanical and physical agent that changes any natural characteristics of our atmosphere.
Motor vehicles, industrial manufacturers and industry, household pollution, and forest fires are examples of sources of pollution, a major public health concern which includes carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, any waste particles and sulphur dioxide, etc. Pollution is either outdoor and/or indoor and can cause a variety of diseases including respiratory disease, which can be fatal.
In a bid to reduce further environmental damage, governing bodies around the world are beginning to take broad ranging steps in the control of all forms of pollution. Air pollution policies such as European emission regulations, are steadily phasing in ever-tighter emission requirements and setting testing standards based on the age of the vehicle.
So from 2014 all vehicles in the European Union must meet Euro 6, or Euro VI for heavy duty vehicles plus there are strict measures in the USA controlled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
However there is a disconnect between emission regulators on testing standards and requirements. There are so many issues pressing demands for human inhabitation which is increasing with a projected population growth rate that will see the world exceed 10 billion people by 2050.
As a result manufacturers of cars, trucks and anything that burns fossil fuels are working on technology improvements to meet the new standards. An example is the heavy duty industry, which has made sweeping changes, and now most truck/bus manufactures will meet, or comply with Euro VI standards.
This now means you need a heavy duty scanner to diagnose and perform basic DPF (particulate filter) burn-off, Ad Blue monitoring solution control, oxygen sensors, clear fault codes, etc.
Technology now built into all petrol and diesel vehicles to meet these new emission standards requires automotive technicians/mechanics to upskill themselves and upgrade their tech equipment.
The cost of this technology upgrade is both with equipment and with knowledge. It’s a bit like the chicken or the egg when it comes to deciding what should come first. The cost of acquiring what you need will be varied, from a general automotive mechanic to a heavy duty diesel specialist.
Luckily Launch provides a platform for the professional user. The powerful X431 PAD II Gen II, now with superfast Octacore (eight CPUs) is exclusive to LaunchNZ, and has more than 3,000 easy onebutton updates a year, for well over 100 make.
It has IP65 waterproof specifications, is 1.5 metre droptested, and with a dust-proof design, as well as the Launch next generation software suite, which gives OEMlevel access to Asian, European, Australian, American and domestic applications for module coding, resets, relearns and bi-directional capabilities.
Also included is code search, with the quickest response for code solutions; it auto searches Google with DTC and related info. Auto-ID is available for vehicle systems and modules, with real-time remote diagnosis, built-in customer management, and link to Launch.
Other features include a builtin repair database, fast Wi-Fi, Class-1 Bluetooth 2.1 connector for optimum wireless connectivity, a high resolution camera with still and video capabilities, and a 10.1 inch high resolution IPS touch screen. The 12,000mAh lithium-ion battery gives up to 12 hours use, and using the desktop docking station for charging and storage is a breeze. There’s 64GB of on-board memory, expandable up to 128 GB and a Launch Wi-Fi portable printer is available. Do not confuse it with any other Launch.
The professional heavy-duty 24V truck diagnostic module based on Android is now also available. This module is a new generation heavy- duty truck fault diagnostic tool developed by LaunchTech.
Advantages include wide heavy duty model coverage (42 makes), powerful test function, additional special functions and accurate test data, etc. Included are all the diagnostic functions of the former X-431 Truck Scanner, plus it combines the application advantages of the PAD II Android platform. For a limited time we are including a set of Truck adapters worth $900 at no charge. With every PAD II and Truck combo.
Don’t regret it later! Call us before you buy any other scanner. Have you come across people on Trade Me etc claiming they are a master dealer? Get the scanner serial number and let us know. We can verify it. Warning: we may switch off any scanner purchased through illegal channels.
The last thing you want to do is buy a tool which fails to work as described, or find it’s a clone and cannot be registered/repaired/ supported. Here at LaunchNZ we are only a phone call away. All enquiries please call Vince: 021 241 4885 for quick response.