Suitable for all cars with an EOBD-compliant diagnostic connection
Designed for the Do-It-Yourself market and amateur mechanics
Easy reading of error codes, sensor data and vehicle data
Since January 2001, new vehicles with gasoline engines in the European Union must be equipped with the second version of the European onboard diagnostics (EOBD) system. This regulation has been in force for diesel vehicles since the start of 2004. The system is used to monitor exhaust-related components and systems in particular, and to store information relating to malfunctions. Bosch has offered an extensive range of diagnosis testers for professional workshops for more than 25 years. For example, the workshop can use an OBD diagnostic socket to read this information with a diagnosis tester. Both of the convenient and cost-effective OBD 100 and OBD 150 devices by Bosch now also allow amateur mechanics and motorists with a passion for technology to quickly diagnose problems using EOBD — a standard for diagnostic access to the vehicle. To read the data, the diagnostic plug of the OBD 100 or 150 is inserted into the OBD connector, which, in most cars, is located in the driver's footwell, close to the center console or in the glove box.
Convenient and Easy-to-Operate Diagnosis Tester Using the two diagnosis testers, diagnostic data relating to the fuel system, the oxygen sensors or the catalytic converter, for example, can be read and displayed via the OBD interface in the vehicle. The small devices display error codes from the engine management system, which can also be deleted. Similarly, current sensor data, still image data, and the status of the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) can be displayed. Even the "readiness codes", which whether the exhaust-related monitoring tests have already been carried out, and whether they have been passed, can be called up. The OBD interface also provides vehicle information stored in the system by the manufacturer. The Bosch OBD 100, which weighs just 100 grams, and is only 83 mm high and 56 mm wide, can be easily operated using three buttons and a two-line display shows the read data.
The OBD 150 has four control buttons, a multi-line display, and extended functionality. It weighs 200 grams and, at 126 mm high and 71 mm wide, is a little larger. The device can also be used to display the actual values as graphics, and the monitoring data of the oxygen sensors can also be called up. The menu navigation and code definitions are available in several languages. Preparations are also underway to enable the OBD 150 software to be updated via the Internet.
STAHLGRUBER concept workshops integrated into Drivelog portal
Support to help run a successful workshop business on the Internet
Information available to drivers via PC and a mobile app
STAHLGRUBER, one of Germany's leading automotive parts distributors, makes use of the full range of services offered by Drivelog with its online full-service workshop concepts "Meisterhaft" and "AC Auto Check". Within the framework of the cooperative partnership that has now been agreed, STAHLGRUBER workshop partners have a profile page in the Drivelog workshop portal, complete with an appointment booking facility, as well as an on-the-spot price calculator, a quote wizard for acquiring customers locally and the option of being listed as a supplier in the Drivelog tire shop. Following the start of the cooperative partnership in February 2014, the STAHLGRUBER workshop partners have since been integrated into the Drivelog portal. Further expansions to the cooperative partnership are set to be unveiled at the STAHLGRUBER exhibition events over the course of this year.
Collaboration with a Reliable Partner "Workshop portals are becoming increasingly important when it comes to marketing and addressing customers. For us, it was clear that we could only collaborate with a partner that is 100% reliable and trustworthy," explained Heinz Rieker, STAHLGRUBER Managing Director of Marketing/Sales. It is for this reason that STAHLGRUBER opted to collaborate with driver and workshop portal Drivelog, Rieker notes. Florian Bankoley, Managing Director of Mobility Media GmbH, the subsidiary of Bosch that operates Drivelog, was also pleased: "The collaboration with STAHLGRUBER, an important partner in the workshop business in Germany, will help to increase the benefits of the portal for drivers and further establish Drivelog's position on the market."
Drivelog — the Internet Portal for Drivers and Workshops With a profile on the Drivelog portal, vehicle workshops attract more visitors on the Internet and also achieve extremely good positions in search engines. The workshops can use the portal—which is also available via a mobile app—to directly target drivers within a distance of 25 kilometers with offers and news, and thereby win new business. Service and repair appointments can also be arranged online. Drivers can use the on-the-spot price calculator to find out the prices of standard services, such as inspections or oil changes. This saves repair shops time, as they no longer need to create a quote. Thanks to the partnership with German automobile club ADAC, the range of services offered by Drivelog is also made available to the club's members in prominent fashion. This enables the workshops to showcase their services to the some 18 million members of ADAC. What's more, Drivelog offers drivers services for their own personal cars, from a digital service log and cost-monitoring function, right through to a function that enables people to search for workshops and filling stations, and eCommerce options such as a tire shop.
Larger scope of contents reflects recent automotive developments
About 200 expert authors from industry and science
Index strongly expanded
Vienna/Karlsruhe – An updated German version of the Automotive Handbook, which generations of technology enthusiasts have used as an automotive technology reference work, is now available following a two-year revision. The 28th edition is being presented to the public on the occasion of the 35th International Vienna Motor Symposium. The book has been completely revised and enhanced to include the most recent developments in automotive technology. The standard work is now 277 pages longer. The first edition was published in 1932, and was put together when Robert Bosch was still at the helm of the company he founded. It has since grown to a 1544-page volume, which contains numerous specialist articles that give detailed explanations about the functioning of all relevant vehicle components – from the internal combustion engine to modern driver assistance systems.
About 200 specialist authors contributed to the current edition. Their expertise covers the entire range of automotive topics. Some of the authors are Bosch or other automotive industry engineers, while others work at universities or colleges of applied sciences. They received support from Karl-Heinz Dietsche, an engineer and the book's editor, as well as from a scientific advisory board. Professor Konrad Reif assumed an advisory role, just as he did for the previous edition, when the external consultant provided support for the first time. The doctor of engineering is Director of the Electronic and Mechatronic systems program at the Ravensburg/Friedrichshafen campus of Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University. In cooperation with the editorial staff, he ensures that the high quality of the articles is consistent.
Even easier to read and look things up For the latest edition, the book's format has also been revised: it is now 20 percent longer and wider, as this allows for a larger font size. This makes the texts and graphics easier to read. The index has also been strongly expanded to make looking up technical terms easier. In the 28th edition, the Automotive Handbook's index is now 75 pages long, one and a half times longer than in previous editions.
Broad readership: engineers, students, and budding master craftsmen The Bosch Automotive Handbook is very popular with a broad readership. Students of engineering programs consult it, as do researchers and engineers in the automotive industry. Mechanics who are studying to become master craftsmen also use it as a reference work. Experts trust the well-founded and extensive expertise that can be found in the classic. The 28th edition (ISBN: 978-3-658-03800-7) will be available in bookshops at the time of book's publication on May 8, 2014. An initial 20,000 copies of the German edition have been printed. The English edition will follow in August, with an initial print run of 15,000 copies. Further licensed editions in other languages are set to follow. The Bosch Automotive Handbook is widely regarded around the world as a standard work for automotive technology. Until now, it has been translated into 11 languages.
Fleet management company CORALIX offers its customers Bosch Car Service network workshop services
Special conditions and services on offer
Bosch operates some 1100 Bosch Car Service centers in Germany, offering all manner of cross-brand car services. The range of services offered at these centers includes the traditional Bosch fields of automotive electrics, electronics and diesel servicing, as well as general mechanical repairs, inspections, air-conditioning servicing, oil servicing, tires and autoglass servicing as well as in-car multimedia servicing.
Special conditions and services for fleet customers, such as a nationwide servicing, pick-up and delivery service, complete this range of services.
CORALIX Fleet Solutions offers independent vehicle-vehicle park management in a modular system since 17 years. Now with the cooperation between CORALIX and Bosch Car Services, vehicle park-fair solutions of the highly competitive partner Bosch Car Service are available to all customers CORALIX.
In future, Bosch Car Service center fleet customers can also take advantage of the benefits offered by CORALIX fleet support. The latest software technology allows fleet managers access to online statistics and fleet data with the aim of increasing transparency and reducing fleet costs. In this way, we hope to keep true to the motto — "All you need to do is drive"