Is your car connected?
Today is the future of yesterday. As humans we will always seek out new technology and develop what makes efficient sense. And now about 35 percent of new vehicles are connected to the Internet. They’re packed with sensor technologies that monitor driving, safety and vehicle health conditions.
Enhancements for Internetenabled vehicles are expected to be among the top downloads from app stores over the next five years. It’s exciting, and an emerging space which provides a new value proposition to transform the consumer’s experience. Of course this opens new revenue streams for the forward-thinking automotive tech companies competing in this space.
But what about the hundreds of millions of vehicles that will remain on roads for a long while yet that are not connected? An estimate of the number of cars on the roads globally was well over one billion. Twenty five percent will be connected cars on the roads by 2021. And that still means about a billion cars that are not using Cloud technology.
So how do we connect vehicle services to this massive car parc of disconnected vehicles? This presents an exciting opportunity. A solution will be to provide a connected car Cloud services network to work in conjunction with its proprietary connected car OBD (on-board diagnostics) solution.
A connected car device attaches to the vehicle’s OBD II port – this is available on any car newer than 1999. An IOT device can provide uninterrupted connectivity through an advanced 4G network. It can seamlessly upload a large amount of relevant vehicle data to the Cloud for analysis. This in turn enables apps and services through the driver’s smartphone and other Internet connected devices. A device like this also acts as a hotspot, enabling wireless Internet inside the vehicle without having to stream data over Bluetooth through the user’s smartphone.
Vehicle owners can assess their car’s performance, driving efficiency, driving safety and overall health information via connected car Cloud services. Also, AI-enabled apps can recognise previous travel patterns and ask relevant questions to help drivers with a variety of needs, from travel directions to e-commerce, to understanding the surrounding environment. The real-time Cloud services model enables unlimited potential to enter the vehicle IoT space seamlessly, quickly, and with less effort.
Now we have telematics and wireless communication that is readily available, and have far lower entry costs. On-board diagnostics in your car might not be a new concept as it has been around for decades now, however the integration of new technologies with on-board diagnostics is the next step.
Expect more functionality that takes advantage of the on-board diagnostics right from the dashboard.
As this technology is introduced Launch has focused on one range of professional diagnostic equipment that keeps up. Only our Launch X431 PAD III has all this tech loaded inside, including intelligent Cloud technology.
We have received a final shipment for the X431 PAD III at an incredible price. You now have no excuse to not upgrade that old Launch, or other old-type scanner that sits in your office and gathers dust. Trade in and save now. the all new genuine Launch PAD III scanner now provides up to 99 percent coverage from early 1990s to the latest vehicles. All our Launch scanners are genuine and come with 99 percent world makes coverage and guaranteed to cover more manufacturers and models than any other scanner on the market.
Our genuine Launch scanners are not OBD code readers posing as scanners, like some other scanners on the market. They not only read fault codes and clear, but reset service lights, code injectors, airbags, key reprogramming, throttle bodies etc. transmission adaptions, which include Audi, VW, Skoda channel codes and advanced service procedures.
Call us to find out more details, and of course we can provide finance for the cost of what you would make from one diagnostic scan per week. The new Auto Scope quickly and easily verifies signals and voltages are present in waveform format using a voltage/time scale without the need for a four-channel scope but provides you with more detail than a DVOM.
View signals on ignition primary, fuel injectors, MAF, O2, TPS, crank and cam, PWM components and much more. When used with the add-on Secondary Ignition Pickup (SIP) you can also view detailed secondary ignition waveforms on spark plus wires and COP ignition systems. Think of it as your window into the combustion chamber.
Warning notice: We have switched off some Launch scanners in the last few months bought from illegal channels. Do not buy from Trade Me or others trying to sell Launch pretending to be genuine; they will be dealt with by head office. If they are claiming they are a NZ master dealer get the scanner serial number and let us know. We can verify it, but we may switch off any scanner purchased through illegal channels. Don’t buy a tool which fails to work as described, or find it’s a clone and cannot be registered, repaired or supported. Here at LaunchNZ we are only a phone call away. All enquiries please call me at 021 241 4885 for a quick response.