Spare parts, diagnostics, workshop equipment, workshop concepts

New fun2drive App from Bosch brings vehicle diagnostics and the on-board computer together on the smartphone Drivers can read off vehicle data directly on the device

  • Use as an enhanced version of the on-board computer, providing interesting travel data
  • Access important data about the engine while on the move, in real time
  • Read out the fault memory via the OBD interface
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  • May 07, 2013
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Using the new, free fun2drive app from Bosch installed on a smartphone, drivers can read out fault codes via the vehicle's on-board diagnostics (OBD) interface while on the move, and send this data straight to the workshop. The app also records interesting travel data and displays a wide range of current data about the engine, turning the smartphone into an enhanced version of the on-board computer. The new fun2drive app from Bosch, which is currently available in Germany and India, can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices. A version for the Apple iPhone is set to follow.

The fun2drive app can be used to read the data for all vehicles equipped with a diagnostics interface compatible with OBD II. Gasoline-powered vehicles from European and Asian manufacturers have been equipped with the OBD II interface since 2001, while diesel models have had them on board since 2004. US vehicles have been equipped with the interface since as early as 1996. In order to transmit the OBD data to the smartphone, a Bluetooth-compatible OBD II adapter is required. Such adapters can be sourced on the market. The data is transferred to the fun2drive app via Bluetooth.

Share Travel Data with Friends via Facebook
With the fun2drive app from Bosch, it is possible to record travel data, such as the distance covered and the average and top speed, and immediately share this data with friends via Facebook, for example. Current engine data, such as speed, oil temperature, fuel consumption or barometric air pressure, can also be evaluated in real time. The diagnostics function of the app enables the driver to read out the fault memory and view the significance of the individual fault codes. There is also an integrated search feature to locate the nearest Bosch Service workshop, with the option of transferring any fault codes present online and obtaining advice from a specialist over the telephone. The option of agreeing on a specific maintenance or repair order there and then makes it even easier and more convenient for customers to get professional and rapid assistance in the future.

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The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-automotive.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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