Press release #Mobility Aftermarket

Major update to Bosch ESI[tronic] diagnostic software

New ESI[tronic] Evolution replaces ESI[tronic] 2.0 Online with the 2024/1 update

  • Fast, intuitive, and easy access to all data from the new ESI[tronic] Evolution
  • New functions such as direct access to certain manufacturers’ original documents
  • Option to customize the home screen to the needs of individual users
  • Software menus to be gradually adapted to the innovative design of ESI[tronic] Evolution and expansion to include new functions
Nico Krespach

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Karlsruhe and Plochingen, Germany – The proven Bosch ESI[tronic] diagnostic software, which is used in Bosch Car Service operations and independent automotive workshops worldwide, is to be faster, more intuitive, and simpler in the future, thanks to the improved ESI[tronic] Evolution. The new features and modifications will be introduced step by step with each future update, allowing ESI[tronic] users to gradually familiarize themselves with the innovative functions while using the software in practice.

New home screen for faster access to information

With the 2024/1 main release of the diagnostic software at the end of January 2024, ESI[tronic] 2.0 Online will become ESI[tronic] Evolution. The fundamental redesign starts with the introduction of a new home screen, from which the user has direct access to the most important main and submenus of ESI[tronic]. For example, they can launch the system overview, call up technical data and maintenance plans, or read out the condition of the high-voltage battery (state of health) with just one click. This saves time and makes it easier to access data and find the desired information. In addition, the new home screen has an intuitive design, and its improved and more clearly structured overview of the diagnostic software’s contents and functions simplifies navigation. A redesigned vehicle identification function also makes vehicle selection much easier.

Another new feature is the option to customize the home screen to each user’s individual needs. The enhanced menu selection tool can be used to add required functions and remove unnecessary ones. After the user has logged into ESI[tronic] Evolution via SingleKey ID, the home screen then shows only the information and functions relevant to them. This improves work processes and increases productivity.

The initial way the structure and design of the ESI[tronic] Evolution submenus are displayed is unchanged from ESI[tronic] 2.0 Online. With further updates, the submenus will be gradually adapted to the new design of the ESI[tronic] Evolution home screen.

New “Original documents” function provides direct access to manufacturer information

Bosch is also expanding its diagnostic software to include direct access to original documents from the Audi and VW brands for the first time. If workshops are to carry out servicing and repair work professionally and efficiently, their experts need to be able to get the best possible information on each work step reliably and quickly. The better the instructions, the easier it is to replace a component or find a fault in the electrical system, for example. ESI[tronic] Evolution provides users with all the information they need – literally at the touch of a button and directly from the vehicle manufacturer. In a separate window, the user can then search and view original documents such as circuit diagrams and instructions. Access to data from other brands will follow.

The functions of the Bosch Connected Repair Cloud network solution, which connects workshop devices with each other and stores their data in the central Bosch Cloud, will also be integrated and displayed directly on the home screen in the future. Users will then be able to start, process, and complete tasks directly from ESI[tronic] Evolution.

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

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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