New pass-thru training

New pass-thru training empowers technicians with dealer-level capabilities.

Delphi Technologies is enabling independents to tool up and enhance their range of services, in line with that of main dealers, by using the new Pass-thru module within its online training platform. The principle of Pass-thru is based on giving independent garages the same diagnostics and ECU-programming capability as a main dealer. This is achieved by accessing VM data via a specifically designed piece of hardware such as Delphi’s BlueTech diagnostic tool.

The three-part module complements its Bluetech VCI diagnostic tool and unravels the myths of the often mis-understood technology.

It covers the basics of Pass-thru diagnostics within a five-minute overview video, followed by a hardware setup video and a quiz to test learning. The whole module takes less than 25 minutes to complete and is worth 0.4 credits within the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) accreditation scheme.

Delphi’s BlueTech Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) is a universal interface which enables Pass-thru and its usage is covered in Delphi’s latest e-learning module. The online learning system also provides information specific to using each individual manufacturer’s portal – this is critical to a successful adoption of Pass-thru capability as every VM has a different way of hosting and accessing the data.

Phil Mitchell, Technical Services Manager, Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, said: “Pass-thru is a powerful diagnostic tool, but it must be used carefully. The Academy training gives technicians a robust grounding in Pass-thru basics, empowering them for OEM-level repairs. Ultimately, this means your facility can offer customers dealer-level support without the cost.”

Further information on the Delphi Technologies Academy can be found at: https://academy.delphiautoparts.com

Find out more about the Delphi Technologies Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI) here: www. delphiautoparts.com/gbr/en/product/ds-diagnostic-vehicle-communication-interface-vci

Delphi Technologies new diagnostics

autotechnician spoke to Delphi Technologies about its new diagnostic device that could be a real game-changer for workshops looking to enhance their diagnostic capabilities and ‘take the faff’ out of integrated security gateways.

Delphi Technologies has developed its latest diagnostic tool, the BlueTech VCI, to enable independent workshops to tackle maintenance and repair tasks that would otherwise be passed on to a dealer or diagnostic specialist – featuring integrated DoIP, security gateway, ADAS calibration, and Passthru support. The DS180/480 (without/with a tablet) also provides support with trouble codes with its DTC Assist – guiding technicians though fault-finding procedures thanks to a database of thousands of real-life workshop repairs and displays expected live data values on screen so you know what to test and what results to expect. It gives the probable causes of over 1,700 fault codes across many marques.

The hardware on existing DS tools provides DoIP via an external adaptor, with the DS180 it is integrated, a third CAN channel has been added and this device is remote diagnostic compatible. A flight recorder enables you to perform a one-man road test; by selecting your parameters and hitting ‘Record’ you can review the data when back in the workshop.

One of the biggest USPs of the DS180 is the integrated security gateway access. Since 2018, Fiat began producing vehicles with a new Secure Gateway Module, removing direct scan tool access from the OBD-II connector for any of the networked modules not related to OBD-II emissions, restricting maintenance and repair functions. Upon clearance with the VM, normal duties can resume, such as clearing fault codes and resetting service information, component activation and programming adaptations. Workshops must sign up with each manufacturer and pay each of them, each time access is required. With the BlueTech VCI, Delphi plays the middleman – by purchasing a one, two or three-year license, authorisation is automatic, and you can open up as many gateways as you like within the Delphi subscription. Delphi’s Technical Services Manager, Phil Mitchell, told autotechnician: “It’s going to make life easier on so many levels. Technicians aren’t going to have to claim back any receipt claims (Phil has spoken to many technicians who are using their own money to fund gateway access as it’s too laborious to claim the odd few euros back each time), and you’re not going to end up running down a rabbit hole with a fault code…”

“Here’s the odd thing about fault codes, you plug it in and get a Cam sensor, you click ‘erase,’ and it won’t erase, and you don’t get an error. I said to our engineering team, surely, we can give an error message saying, ‘Software gateway locked vehicle, cannot erase.’ They said, here’s the weird thing, when you go to erase an error, if the car’s got a security gateway you get the same message back from the ECU as if it’s a permanent error. The ECU doesn’t know the difference, so the error message you get back from the diagnostic will just say I can’t clear the code, we can’t display anything as we don’t know if it’s a secure gateway or not. I said that could be a potentially big problem for people who don’t have a DS180 or something with automatic gateway because you get a cam sensor fault, go to clear the code and it won’t, so you think that must be a permanent fault, let’s go work on that problem.”

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High voltage battery insight from Delphi Technologies

Delphi Technologies Academy EV content enhanced with high voltage battery insight.

Delphi Technologies has enhanced the electrified vehicle content on its training platform with the addition of a virtual insight into the workings of a high voltage battery.

Entitled ‘Inside a HV battery’ the short video provides viewers with an easy-to-follow understanding of the principles and components of the high voltage battery. This complements existing H/EV tutorials on the Delphi Technologies Academy learning platform – the company’s new online training resource. The HV battery introduction joins training materials on topics including instruction on how to lift an EV, information on protective equipment and modules that support the completion of popular IMI courses, such as the Hybrid Level 3 IMI programme – that covers everything other than working on a live battery or active system.

Phil Mitchell, Technical Services Manager, Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, said: “We recognised the increasingly urgent need for independent garages to have access to electric vehicle training a long time ago. The Delphi Technologies Academy and the introduction of online tutorials, such as the HV battery video, are part of our solution to help address the huge shortage in non-franchised garage personnel having the skills to work on electrified vehicles.

“The virtual content of the Delphi Technologies Academy perfectly complements our practical EV training, allowing us to offer a sought-after ‘blended learning approach’, but also enables users to significantly expand their knowledge of EVs in general. With the technology being so fresh, the content is suitable for those who are just starting out on their career right through to those who have spent 30 years in the industry.”

https://academy.delphiautoparts.com

Welcome to the next generation – The BlueTech Experience

By Delphi Technologies

We believe every workshop should have access to the best technology and functionality required to carry out the highest quality repairs. As pioneers of market-leading solutions, we have developed a new revolutionary and intuitive diagnostic solution called BlueTech. The BlueTech VCI combines advanced hardware with extensive software to deliver a futureproof diagnostic solution, providing workshops the opportunity to maximize revenue and growth potential.

BlueTech VCI Features include:

and much more…

Advanced diagnostic solutions – Hear it from the experts

“The DS180 / 480 provides the technician with enhanced diagnostic capabilities from the start. Integrated DOIP, security gateway, and passthru are just the beginning. We are adding in more features like enhanced trouble code assistance, which not only guides you through fault finding, but actually displays expected live data values on screen.

“Thanks to our extensive database, will also provide you with a fault probability based on thousands of aftermarket repairs. The new BlueTech VCI hardware is five times faster than the previous VCI, and all of this hardware and software enhancements lead to one thing… More power for your workshop.” Phil Mitchell, Technical services manager

Find out more: www.delphiautoparts.com/gbr/en/product/bluetech-vci-diagnostics

Delphi Technologies’ range of exhaust sensors

Delphi Technologies’ range of exhaust sensors provides access to the right solution, for the right fit, at the right time…

Today’s vehicles are equipped with on average 60 to 100 sensors, while premium models may have up to 200, with advanced vehicle sensor development driven by increasing electronic content, and the need for reduced emissions. As these newer vehicles age, workshops will need access to high-quality replacement sensors – Enter Delphi Technologies. Our experience as a leading OE manufacturer allows us to offer a premium exhaust sensor solution. Our aftermarket customers have access to over 1,000 sensors in range, all OE tested and calibrated to ensure accurate readings for better emissions control, fuel economy, and engine efficiency.

Our comprehensive exhaust sensors line combines OE technological innovation with leading vehicle coverage, OE-level diagnostics, training, and technical support to deliver a full-service aftermarket solution to meet all your needs. Make sense of sensors with Delphi Technologies.

1.EGT Sensors
Measuring temperatures from -40°C to 900°C while taking less than 11 milliseconds to jump 300°C, our EGT sensors are robustly designed with platinum thin-film RTD for a long-lasting, high-performing part with greater response times and accuracy in broad temperature ranges.

2.Oxygen Sensors
As a leading OE manufacturer for O2 sensors, our sensors have the industry’s fastest light-off at 6 seconds. Designed with an exclusive poison-protection coating to guard against contaminants and reduce the risk of early failure, each sensor is tested for up to 15 years/150,000 miles.

3.DPF Sensors
Measuring exhaust backpressure and signalling when the power-train control module (PCM) should begin a regeneration process to clear the filter of diesel particulate matter (DPM), or soot, our sensors are OE engineered and calibrated to deliver high accuracy for precise control and measurement.

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Delphi Technologies makes virtual training a reality

A thorough understanding of the aftermarket’s training requirements and the challenges it faces will shortly see Delphi Technologies launch its industry- leading e-learning platform.

With complex technologies, such as electrification and advanced driver assistance systems, becoming ever more prevalent in vehicles, there’s never been a greater requirement from independent garages for quality training in these increasingly important areas of repair.

However, while this training is seeing soaring demand, there’s still no let-up in the constant need for tuition in the traditional, age-old subjects that a professional mechanic must be proficient in, such as braking, suspension, ignition and fuelling. But though the necessity for training is widely accepted by the aftermarket and they are willing to embrace it to safeguard their business both now and in the future, garages’ aspirations to enhance their personnel’s skillsets can be hindered by the financial implications. This isn’t usually in relation to the price of the course either, but instead encompasses the revenue lost due to staff being away from the workplace and the costs of accommodation and expenses for those needing to travel to training locations. This outlay is only made more considerable with the more staff who attend.

Unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic has worked to amplify the problems of demand outstripping the supply of training and potential cost implications for businesses who wish to pursue training. It has caused a backlog of courses due for delivery across the industry and garages are already reeling from lost income during lockdown.

Delphi Technologies understands these issues and cites them as key drivers in its decision to enhance its already extensive training offering with its new online, e-learning platform. Due for its official launch towards the end of summer, the new e-learning platform has been developed to give users the very best online training experience, providing them with a multitude of benefits.

Phil Mitchell, Technical Services Manager, Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, said: “It’s a logical and significant step for us, and we’re confident that our e-learning platform will be a perfect complement to our practical training.

“There are many advantages, not least that it will allow us to overcome the space limitations of classroom-based training and consequently have the potential to help address the massive shortage of skilled people across the sector in a much shorter timeframe.

“Of course, it’s also incredibly convenient, as not only do delegates not need to travel, but they can access much of the training at a time that suits them, whether that’s in or out of working hours.”

Accessible on all mobile devices…

Initial trials of the platform revealed that testers were keen on the varied content and look of the interface, with Delphi Technologies further refining the platform so that it works on all devices, including on mobile phones, to enhance usability further still. A great deal of emphasis has been placed on the appearance of the platform, with the addition of new modules being easily visible via a scrolling banner, which allows users to instantly see when fresh content is added. It’s planned that new modules will be added every 3-4 weeks.

Over 200 training modules…

From launch, the e-learning platform will feature eight training categories that together offer over 200 training modules, with content split between two sections – learning and how-to videos. As with Delphi Technologies’ existing training offering, its content is suitable for everyone from complete novices starting out on their career in the motor industry to seasoned master technicians. For those that do have extensive experience, it provides an efficient, convenient way to brush up their skills, while for those with limited knowledge it allows them to overcome any initial concerns of being out of place amongst their peers and, importantly, allows them to begin learning before they commence practical tuition.

“We do see some attendees who are very conscious that they may not have enough knowledge compared to others, which of course doesn’t matter at all, but it’s something that the online platform does help to overcome,” confirmed Mitchell.

Standalone and blended training…

“What’s particularly good is that the platform provides both standalone and blended training, and as an OE-supplier, it’s very rare for a business like us to offer this facility alongside practical training. We’ve really explored what’s possible with it and how to get the user involved, such as including an element of simulation. For example, there’s an engine simulator that really adds to diagnostic training, where users can virtually replace or isolate different components to find the cause of an issue.”

He continued: “The online content is a great deal larger than our practical training library and represents the wide variety of needs of those accessing it. For example, while we do have considerable IMI course content on there, it includes such modules as simply the right way to jack-up an electric vehicle. It might sound basic, but it’s a question we’re asked a lot due to the unconventional underside of an EV and it’s a great illustration of how someone can use the platform to quickly learn new knowledge. Another might be where someone is in a workshop and they may have an issue with a sensor, they can then quickly watch a video on their phone to determine the answer and be back on the job in minutes.”

Works as an individual’s training hub…

For delegates who are following a training path with Delphi Technologies, the platform also acts as a hub for all the information they may need. It includes a calendar of all courses they may be booked on, establishes a link between the online and practical learning, provides automated access to course notes and, where IMI training is being pursued, includes a facility where mock tests can be completed. This is particularly helpful to users who may have not sat an exam for a very long period and the thought of which is perhaps more of a concern than the actual course content.

Where training is at an advanced, expert level, for example with electric vehicle maintenance, the platform only allows users to access the module once they have completed all other necessary training, be that online or practical.

As with Delphi Technologies’ practical training, all its online course modules have been developed by its five-strong, dedicated training team, who between them have over 90 years’ industry experience, including considerable time at OEMs.

“The team behind the platform is definitely one of the biggest advantages for users,” added Mitchell. “It’s meant that there’s a great deal of content that’s been developed using OE expertise and, in effect, users can enjoy training from experts in the comfort of their own home.”

Importantly, the introduction of the e-learning platform complements Delphi Technologies’ wider sustainability goals. For example, the business is moving away from hefty, printed training books where possible and replacing them with digital alternatives.

“The platform is something we’re very excited about and proud of,” concluded Mitchell. “From feedback we know it’s something that will be of benefit to all those seeking automotive training, no matter their existing skills, and we are positive that it will be one of the very best online training facilities available in our sector. Such is the nature of what mechanics do, there will always be a need for practical training, but an expert online resource will certainly enable many people to expand their skillset with the minimum of fuss. The reach is open-ended and with little more than an internet connection, it will be possible for someone to access Delphi Technologies training wherever they may be in the world.”

For a 12-month log-in to the platform, the cost will be £220 plus VAT.

Further details on the Delphi Technologies e-learning platform will be made available at: www.delphiautoparts.com/gbr/en/training/training

 

Test your Hybrid & EV knowledge

With the magazine focussing on specialising this month, we thought we’d ask our friends at Delphi Technologies to create an online Autotech test to probe your knowledge on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle systems. You can access the online assessment ‘Autotech 2021 Test 12: Hybrid & EV’ by logging on, or registering, at https://autotechnician.co.uk/registration. Once you complete a multiple- choice test, you will receive instant scores, answers, and explanations of the topics covered.

As the sales of Hybrid, Plug in Hybrid and EV vehicles continue to grow with a rapid increase of new models available in the market, Delphi Technologies asks: Are you ready for the future?

Here’s a taster question from the new quiz:

Q. This is the engine bay from a Golf GTE plug-in Hybrid. What is the plug shown used for?

A. Diagnostic interface connector for the Hybrid/EV system

B. Disables the high voltage system

C. Allows the user to check the voltage within the high voltage circuit

D. Diagnostic interface connector for the high voltage battery.

SAVE THE DATE! TRAINING EVENT SET FOR WARWICK…

Autotechnician is chomping at the bit to host a live event so we’ve set a date and venue for 2021. All things being well, we will bring together a group of fantastic trainers, workshop owners and technicians to Delphi Technologies’ training workshop in Warwick on Friday 26th & Saturday 27th November.

Tickets numbers will be limited and heavily subsidised by our sponsors. Register your interest by emailing Nicola@autotechnician.co.uk and you will be offered first dibs on tickets when they are released. Social distancing measures will be in place and tickets will be fully refunded if the event is unable to run due to COVID-19 restrictions.

AT HEADS TO GLOUCESTER TO FILM AUTOTECH ONLINE #2…

Autotechnician is currently planning a live training event for November but in the meantime, we will produce another Autotech Online training video for technicians to enjoy at home. We will be heading to Cleevely Motors in June to film technical presentations and workshop case studies to provide practical guidance on a range of topics. These will be published as a series of online videos. The content will also feature within a special supplement in the printed July/August issue.

Our first technical video compilation can be found at https:// youtu.be/JWh0hT6BRTY. Autotech Online features a 30-minute workshop case study from Andy Crook who runs diagnostics on an Audi S3 to get to the route of a running fault.

The video includes a presentation from Philip Mitchell of Delphi Technologies, who focuses on drive modules and details some of the existing mild hybrid setups – six options Borg Warner have in its ‘P’ family of Hybrid powertrains. The video also runs through the remanufacturing process conducted by ACtronics, ZF overviews its latest braking technology and DPF Doctor Darren Darling provides some insights into using additives correctly and gives viewers tips on how to stay out of trouble when working on DPF repairs.

Here’s the full run list so you can dip in and out of the content at your leisure:

0:00 Intro & Autotechnician announcements
02:17 Case Study Part 1 with Andy Crook
14:40 ACtronics – Best practice with remanufactured electronics
16:51 Case Study Part 2 with Andy Crook
27:14 ZF [pro] Tech – Electric vehicle braking
29:12 Case Study Part 3 with Andy Crook
34:00 Delphi Technologies – Overview of hybrid and EV drive modules

01:00:38 Darren Darling – Diesel fuel additives
01:14:38 Autotechnician online assessment information

Engine Management Warning: Peugeot 107

Delphi Technologies Case Study: Investigating an engine management warning on a Peugeot 107.

A Peugeot 107 (petrol) was presented with the EML illuminated, so the first step was to connect Delphi Technologies’ DS150 diagnostic tool and interrogate the engine management system. This revealed the fault code PO420, ‘catalyst system efficiency below threshold’ which sounds quite definitive but, because of the way information is fed to the engine management system, could still be caused by any one of a number of underlying faults. This is one of the codes that frequently steers technicians to begin replacing parts in an effort to eliminate the problem but, in this case, the Delphi diagnostic system was used to gain a deeper understanding of where the actual problem was, in order to fix it first time around.

Like many vehicles, the Peugeot 107 has a Lambda (oxygen) sensor between the engine and the catalyst, plus another after the catalyst. The system compares the oxygen levels indicated by the two sensors and if it sees that they are out of specification, either too high or too low, flags up the fault code ‘catalyst efficiency below threshold’ but cannot distinguish between the different causes.

Possible causes

In this case, there were four possible explanations. The catalyst itself may have been malfunctioning; the rear Lambda sensor may have been faulty; too little oxygen may have been arriving at the cat from the engine; or there may have been a leak allowing surplus air, and additional oxygen, to be sucked through the cat. To separate these possibilities and create a simple test plan, the next step was to look at the live data coming from the two Lambda sensors when the engine was running.

With the engine running and the cat up to temperature, the output signals from the two Lambda sensors were displayed by the diagnostic tool. The first sensor, before the cat, was showing normal voltage readings. However, the output voltage from the second sensor remained steady at a value well below the specified reading, indicating a permanently lean condition (too much oxygen) after the cat. No wonder the system thought the cat wasn’t working properly! It was still possible that the rear Lambda sensor was at fault, so the engine was revved briefly to enrich the exhaust mixture. Sure enough, the sensor responded with increased voltage, making it unlikely to be the cause of the fault code.

Engine Management Warning Peugeot 107

With the rear sensor excluded as a cause, and the front sensor indicating normal exhaust mixture before the cat, only two possibilities remained: a faulty cat or air being drawn into the cat through a leak. The easiest one to eliminate was the leak, using a very quick and simple test. In a well-ventilated area, with the engine running, the exhaust tailpipe was blocked off. Normally, with a sound exhaust system, this would choke the engine so the revs would gradually drop.

In the Peugeot tested, the engine carried on running happily with the tailpipe completely blocked, indicating that exhaust gas was able to find its way out from other exits. To identify where the leak was occurring, the engine was switched off and a smoke generator connected to the tailpipe which gradually filled the exhaust with thick smoke. This was seen to escape readily from the joint flange at the end of the cat where it connected to the exhaust downpipe. Crucially, this was before the second Lambda sensor and, since gas leaks work in both directions, it meant large quantities of air could be drawn into the exhaust stream before it passed the sensor, so giving excessive oxygen readings.

Fault found and fixed

The exhaust was detached and manipulated to improve its alignment with the cat flange, then refitted to make an effective gas-tight seal. When the smoke test was repeated, no leaks were present. More importantly, with the engine running and up to normal temperature, the voltage output from the second Lambda sensor was now showing within specification on the diagnostic display. Without following this logical process and the guidance of the diagnostic tool, it would have been very easy to replace the sensor, or even the cat, without correcting the fault; an expensive and unsatisfactory outcome for the customer and frustrating for the technician.

The next step was to clear the fault code from the system. Once this had been carried out, to establish that the fault was genuinely eliminated and make sure the engine warning light would not come on again, another menu in the diagnostic tool was selected, EOBD.

In EOBD mode, the Delphi Technologies diagnostic tool focusses only on faults relating to emissions, but shows these in more detail than the regular display. One of the EOBD screens displays which parameters are ready to be tested, showing them each as ‘yes’ or ‘no’. With the ignition on but the engine not running, the cat and the oxygen sensor both appear as ‘no’ but once running at normal temperature with the cat fully lit, these will switch to ‘yes’. At this point, if the engine warning light has not come on, the technician knows the repair has been completely successful.

Only after a positive result at this point was the Peugeot released to its owner. By using the Delphi Technologies diagnostic tool, no expensive parts had been unnecessarily replaced and diagnosing and fixing the fault had been an unexpectedly quick process. Such an outcome works to considerably strengthen the relationship between the owner and those completing the work – the customer appreciating the expertise and cost-saving offered by the garage, while the workshop boosting throughput and set to benefit from increased customer loyalty.

Further information on Delphi Technologies’ diagnostic solutions can be viewed at http://bit.ly/DelphiDiag

Delphi Technologies Diagnostic Solutions

Autotech Online Skills Assessment

The Autotech 2021 campaign, to support technicians who are looking to improve their knowledge and diagnostic skills, has launched – with a new online skills assessment as well as free technical guidance via the Autotech Online video compilation.

Autotechnician has added a new test to its bank of Autotech Online Skills Assessments – to help benchmark your diagnostic knowledge and analytical skills.

Andy Crook of GotBoost created the multiple-choice test and says: “In 2020, petrol Internal Combustion Engine, ICE, cars have outsold their diesel equivalents by over 3 to 1. So, there has never been a better time to dust off those Spark Ignition (SI) engine diagnostic skills. This test looks at some of the common sensors used in SI engines.”

Here’s a couple of questions from the latest test, see how you get on… Click on the ‘Autotech’ tab at www.autotechnician.co.uk to take the full test.

Results are completely confidential but score 80% or higher before the end of March and you will have the chance to win one of five £20 shopping vouchers, a little something to reward your fault- finding prowess.

Register or log on to access all the Autotech Online Skills Assessments at https://autotechnician.co.uk/registration. Once you complete a multiple-choice test, you will receive instant scores, answers, and explanations of the topics covered.

The output of a hot wire Mass Airflow sensor during a snap acceleration is shown below:

Autotech 2021: Online Skills Assessment

Q. The voltage peak at point ‘A’ is slightly lower than the voltage peak at point ‘B’. This demonstrates:

A. Poor cylinder filling

B. Incorrect sensor output

C. Normal engine operation

D. Faulty throttle actuation

Q. The voltage at point ‘C’ is higher than the voltage at idle. This is due to:

A. A blocked exhaust/catalytic converter

B. Faulty throttle actuation

C. Incorrect sensor output

D. Idle speed control measures

ONLINE CASE STUDY AND TECHNICAL TIPS…

Autotechnician has filmed a case study with Andy Crook at GotBoost, who investigates a running fault on an Audi S3. The customer’s vehicle was stalling occasionally, would not idle smoothly and had a coolant leak. The fault codes, live data and subsequent tests are explained in this workshop case study to determine the underlying issues. Other technical presentations have been added to an Autotech Online compilation at https:// youtube/JWh0hT6BRTY.

Philip Mitchell of Delphi Technologies focuses on drive modules, looking at the ways manufacturers can convert their existing ICE technology to a form of hybrid while we transition eventually to EV’s.

Autotech 2021: Online Skills Assessment
Autotech 2021: Online Skills Assessment

In this 26-minute segment, Philip includes details of some of the existing mild hybrid setups – six options Borg Warner have in its ‘P’ family of Hybrid powertrains.

DPF Doctor Darren Darling then provides some insights into using additives correctly and gives viewers tips on how to stay out of trouble when working on DPF repairs.

Head to YouTube and search for Autotech Online to view these training presentations. We hope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/JWh0hT6BRTY

AUTOTECH 2021 is sponsored by:

Autotech 2021 Sponsors

ACtronics are pleased to be continuing our sponsorship with Autotech for 2021. After a challenging year in 2020 and a very quickly evolving industry, it’s more important than ever for technicians to have access to world-class training, ACtronics are very happy to work alongside Autotech to provide this.”

“As a pioneer of OE technology, Delphi Technologies is in the perfect position to support technicians through the new challenges that they are facing. Whether it be the servicing of hybrid and EVs or the calibration of ADAS components, Delphi offers the training, diagnostics and technical support to guide technicians through the challenge. That’s why Autotech 2021 & Delphi Technologies are a perfect fit!”

“At Blue Print and febi, we understand that technicians are under pressure to keep up with the ever-changing world of vehicle repairs and components. Autotech allows us to share technical articles, videos and tips so you can stay one step ahead and continue to provide efficient professional repairs.”

“Sponsoring Autotech is a perfect fit. JLM Lubricants’ products, including the pioneering DPF range and professional DPF cleaning toolkit, have been developed for the trade and are supported with technical information and training via the JLM Academy, plus an extensive suite of online training videos. Contact Kalimex, UK distributors of JLM products, for anything JLM related, including technical questions and training queries.”

VARTA Batteries are delighted to be sponsoring Autotech in 2021. Andy Cook, Senior Technical Representative commented: “It’s a great platform to engage with the very best technicians in the market and we are looking forward to being involved”. The team at VARTA will be on-hand at Autotech’s Big Day Out in 2021 to discuss the latest developments when it comes to batteries on modern vehicles.”

ZF [pro_tech] estimates that by 2030 one third of globally produced vehicles will be electric or hybrid. In this increasingly electrified environment, the ZF [pro]Tech garage workshop concept delivers cutting edge technical support and training. Through a continuously evolving list of IMI accredited training courses, together with two subscription based on-line industry programmes, Plus & Start, we help technicians futureproof their businesses with OE & aftermarket service information on both ZF and Non-ZF parts and technologies.”

ADAS kit expands Delphi’s diagnostic offering

• A new line of diagnostic tools offers additional revenue option for independent garages

• The modular ADAS kit adds static and dynamic calibration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to Delphi Technologies’ existing suite of diagnostic tools

BorgWarner has introduced a new diagnostic solution to its Delphi Technologies Aftermarket portfolio, enabling garages to add a new type of diagnostic service to their repertoire. It enables workshops to cater to new ADAS technology which is becoming mainstream on most vehicles and an essential part of service and repair work.

“From 2020 onwards, more than 40% of new vehicles will be fitted as standard with at least two types of ADAS, and this number is likely to grow”, comments Alex Bertoli, Senior Director Diagnostic and Workshop Solutions at Delphi Technologies Aftermarket. “With an increasing number of cars equipped with this advanced technology, ADAS calibration represents a great opportunity for garages to offer safety-critical services for their customers and grow their business.”

This new ADAS program includes an easy to use modular kit, which works seamlessly with the existing DS Diagnostic tablet & software. The basic kit – main support, adjustment bar with lasers, claws on rims, graduated supports and mirrors – as well as a range of accessories are available, such as target panels for the calibration of front cameras of popular brands like Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Peugeot, Citron, Toyota, and Mazda.

The equipment initially caters for 284 models with camera calibration and 146 models with radar calibration, the coverage of 31 vehicle brands will expand as part of its continuous software development.

Functions requiring such calibration include rear view camera adjustment, driver and passenger side front camera calibration as well as radar calibration for a vast range of essential safety detection features. It can be used in dynamic calibration mode or with targets and vehicle manufacturer equipment in the workshop. It also includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions built into the software for quick and accurate calibration.

“We recognize that ADAS represents an additional financial investment for garages. Thanks to our modular design, workshops will have the possibility to select the functionalities of their choice and as their ADAS activity develops, they will be able to increase their capacities by relying on a flexible product offer and an efficient ADAS service“, concludes Alex Bertoli.

For more information please visit: www.delphiautoparts.com