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Central access to protected vehicle data via Bosch Secure Diagnostic Access (SDA)

Integrated and standardized solution for vehicles with protected vehicle electronic system via Esitronic 2.0 Online diagnostic software

  • Faster and straightforward access to protected vehicle diagnostic data via Secure Diagnostic Access
  • Secure Diagnostic Access bundles the different and individual solutions of participating vehicle manufacturers
  • New function ensures the competitiveness of multi-brand workshops by cost and time efficiency
Nico Krespach

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Karlsruhe/Plochingen –To protect the vehicle electronic system of recent vehicle models, numerous manufacturers already use individual solutions with different access requirements and concepts. This disorganized situation poses a great technical and administrative challenge for automotive workshops, in particular for independent multi-brand workshops. Bosch thus developed Secure Diagnostic Access (SDA), a central, integrated and standardized solution allowing straightforward access to protected vehicle data of different vehicle manufacturers. At a first stage, SDA shall provide access to VW, Audi, SEAT and Škoda vehicles. As additional vehicle manufacturers protect their vehicles against unauthorized access, the SDA coverage will be expanded continuously. For this purpose, Bosch is in close contact with the individual vehicle manufacturers in order to include additional manufacturer solutions into SDA in a timely manner thus offering automotive workshops the best possible coverage.

SDA allows workshops to continue performing comprehensive diagnoses on vehicles with protected diagnostic data easily and without any restrictions. As of summer 2021, the new function will be available and part of Bosch Esitronic 2.0 Online diagnostic software. Once registered, each workshop employee gets a personal access allowing him or her to access and use diagnostic features with restricted access via SDA and in a straightforward manner.

Bosch ID for straightforward access to protected diagnostic contents

Without access to protected diagnostic functions, workshops can often only perform passive diagnostic activities such as reading out error codes. Active diagnostic work such as the calibration of driver assistance systems might not be possible anymore in some circumstances. Even resetting the service intervals might not be possible anymore. In order to perform these tasks, the manufacturers’ individual solutions often require a paid access. The standardized Bosch Secure Diagnostic Access solution eases this process. Workshops do not need to get along with different manufacturer portals, register, sign up and keep an eye on different payment methods. SDA bundles the individual solutions of the vehicle manufacturers and is part of control unit diagnoses of Bosch Esitronic 2.0 Online diagnostic software. Authorized by means of their Bosch ID within Esitronic, users get central and integrated access to protected diagnostic contents despite the individual security solutions of the different vehicle manufacturers. To get his/her personal Bosch ID, members of the workshop staff just have to register once. Afterwards, they can use their personal Bosch ID for different purposes. On one hand, of course, to access protected diagnostic contents via Esitronic. On the other hand, for a variety of other Bosch applications – both professional and private ones such as e.g. for e-bikes and smart home applications. Another advantage of the Bosch ID: As of November 2021, it can also be used to book technical trainings at the Bosch Service Training Centers. Besides the creation of the Bosch ID, an online user identification may be required during the registration process. As is the case when opening an online bank account, an external service provider will therefore perform an online identification with the aid of the identification document.

Using SDA, workshops don’t even need to care for billing and costs. Bosch Secure Diagnostic Access practically offers a flat rate. The costs for using protected diagnostic data are already included within the license fees for control unit diagnoses (SD).

Using SDA, multi-brand workshops stay competitive

Gaining access to diagnostic contents with restricted access of different makes via Bosch Secure Diagnostic Access, workshops save time and money thus increasing the efficiency of diagnoses. Especially multi-brand workshops ensure their competitiveness using SDA as they are thus able to continue performing comprehensive diagnoses on different vehicles in a time-saving and efficient manner. A prerequisite for the use of Bosch Secure Diagnotic Access is Esitronic 2.0 Online diagnostic software and a valid license for control unit diagnoses (SD) as well as a stable internet connection. Moreover, a diagnostic tester of the current Bosch KTS generation – such as KTS 560, KTS 590, KTS 350 or KTS 250 – is also required.

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

The Mobility Aftermarket division (MA) 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, products developed in-house and specifically manufactured for the aftermarket, as well as services. About 16,000 associates, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. MA 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 13,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners in over 100 countries. In addition, with Bosch Classic, MA supports owners of classic cars with a wide range of spare parts and services.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 429,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. With its business activities, the company aims to use technology to help shape universal trends such as automation, electrification, digitalization, connectivity, and an orientation to sustainability. In this context, Bosch’s broad diversification across regions and industries strengthens its innovativeness and robustness. Bosch uses its proven expertise in sensor technology, software, and services to offer customers cross-domain solutions from a single source. It also applies its expertise in connectivity and artificial intelligence in order to develop and manufacture user-friendly, sustainable products. With technology that is “Invented for life,” Bosch wants to help improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. 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. Bosch’s innovative strength is key to the company’s further development. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 48,000 are software engineers.

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