The latest update to Denso’s vehicle inspection system, e-Videns, has increased the tool’s speed and coverage, and also allows technicians to completely customise the inspection by selecting from a range of modules, tailoring the checklist and order to suit the vehicle and the time available.
Over the next month, Denso is seeking workshops to partner with, in order to trial the tool, with the most active tester receiving a prize.
Central to the update is an overhaul of the ‘Walk Around’ tool – which is now branded ‘Visual Inspection’. This gives technicians a thorough checklist of more than 100 parts to inspect for wear and tear, covering a variety of categories: General and OEM maintenance, service acceptance check, and seasonal checks, including tyres.
Users can choose the appropriate level of inspection from a colour-coded menu offering four main options: Service maintenance check, summer inspection, winter inspection, and service acceptance check.
No single module is mandatory – the user has complete control over which types of check are applied, and in what order.
Additionally, its coverage has been expanded to include an estimated 98% of the European car parc (petrol cars from 2003 onwards and diesel cars from 2006 onwards), with selection options including VIN, registration number or make/model to make it easy for users to find the correct vehicle.
Inspections can take as little as 12 minutes, and a full inspection incorporating the entire checklist can be completed in an hour.
It interfaces directly with available vehicle systems for error codes, monitors live engine data under various operating conditions, and gives technicians the same reset functions as OE equipment, meaning there is no need to switch to dedicated reset gear after inspections are complete. e-Videns also brings the customer into the loop on the progression and results of the inspection, allowing workshops to deliver an easy-to-read report accessible via the cloud.
To be part of the trial and in with a chance of being the prize winner, workshops need to register via this link: www.densoevidens.co.uk.