Intelligent vehicle support company Opus IVS has named its site in Oxfordshire as a global hub for diagnostics and product development.
A team of more than 30 specialist engineers will design, develop and test new software to support its Drive platform – as well as R&D for the company’s next generation of diagnostics products.
A key focus for the Oxford team will be the further development of advanced manufacturer-specific functionality for European vehicles and the extension of its brand coverage through RAP (Remote Assisted Programming). This remote service allows Opus IVS’ OE brand-specific master technicians to connect directly to complex vehicles using OEM licensed software applications and carry out functions such as flash programming and online coding.
It has also announced that it is partnering with Autocom to deliver live diagnostic support across 64 vehicle brands by bundling Autocom’s advanced CDP+ diagnostic software application with Opus IVS’ DrivePRO.
Senior Vice-President at Opus IVS, Kevin Finn, commented, ‘I am delighted to announce this unique partnership, which will join the forces of two of Europe’s market- leading diagnostic software manufacturers. Independent workshops throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand working with Opus IVS can be confident of repairing any complex vehicle, whatever the brand, whatever the model.’