Press release #Automotive Aftermarket

Bosch integrates Tesla brand and access to protected vehicle data from Ford and Porsche into the Esitronic diagnostic software

Significant expansion of diagnostic options via Esitronic 2.0 Online software

  • Esitronic users granted access to control-unit diagnosis of Tesla vehicles
  • Esitronic’s Secure Diagnostic Access function now also allows access to protected vehicle data of Ford and Porsche models
Nico Krespach

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Karlsruhe and Plochingen, Germany – Especially for independent and multibrand workshops, the regular updates of the Bosch Esitronic 2.0 Online diagnostic software mean that they are now in a position to efficiently and reliably service and repair even the latest vehicle models. On the most recent KTS-series multibrand diagnostic appliances, for example, workshop associates can use the software to call up the latest diagnostic data, troubleshooting instructions, and instructions for installation and removal. Since August, Esitronic users have also been supported when working on Tesla brand vehicles. Since August, Esitronic users have also been supported. And following a further update in early September, they will have access to the protected vehicle data of Ford and Porsche models.

Vehicle diagnosis via Tesla models’ OBD interface

Following the latest Esitronic update, Tesla S and X models can be hooked up to Bosch diagnostic testing equipment via their OBD interface. This option will later be available for other Tesla models. Once this connection has been made, the workshop can read out and empty the fault log and use service functions. One such frequently used function shows when brake pads need to be replaced. Esitronic users already had access to maintenance data for Tesla vehicles.

Hassle-free access to various automakers’ protected data

In the shape of Secure Diagnostic Access (SDA), Bosch has developed a standardized solution that permits the protected diagnostic data of various automakers to be accessed directly from Esitronic 2.0 Online. This means that workshops can - depending on the data availability in the individual countries -also use their diagnostic software and control-unit diagnosis license to access the protected data of Ford and Porsche vehicles, regardless of whether automaker solutions are available locally. They can then carry out work on features such as driver assistance systems. Prior to this development, it was already possible to use Bosch SDA for hassle-free access to Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Abarth, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge/RAM, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen Group vehicles. Esitronic users do not have to re-register in order to access these new options. In the future as well, Bosch will continue to expand SDA to include additional automakers.

Readers’ contact:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Phone +49 9001 942010

Contact person for press inquiries:
Nico Krespach,
Phone +49 721 942-2209

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern 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-specific products and services developed and manufactured in-house. About 13,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training courses, 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 15,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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