New: Drivelog Connect displays car-related information on the smartphone

  • Error codes are read out and explained in a comprehensible manner
  • Analysis of the driving behavior helps saving fuel
  • Car finder shows the shortest way to the car

Berlin – Drivelog, the online car manager of the Bosch subsidiary Mobility Media GmbH expands its range of services by “Drivelog Connect”. This new service informs car drivers about the condition of their vehicle – at any time. For this purpose, a special connector, the so-called Drivelog Connector is plugged into the vehicle’s OBD2 diagnostic interface. Via Bluetooth, this connector can then transmit any important information regarding the vehicle condition to the free-of-charge Drivelog Connect app installed on the user’s smartphone. By means of this app, incomprehensible error codes and the causes of warning lamps lit up on the dashboard are read out and explained in a comprehensible manner. If the user wishes so, he can even book a workshop appointment directly through the app. In addition, the system reminds the users of upcoming service deadlines. In case of breakdown, quick assistance is provided, too. If the driver wishes so, the breakdown assistance of the Drivelog Connect app can even submit the current vehicle location to the breakdown service. For a quick diagnosis, the error codes are also transmitted at the same time.

But there is even more to Drivelog Connect. The system traces all driven routes thus allowing both fuel consumption and driving behavior to be analyzed. Drivelog Connect can thus be used as a digital driver’s logbook – for instance, to differentiate between private and professional trips in case of company cars. On the other hand, the analysis of the driving behavior shows saving potentials on a live screen. Over the course of a year, a lot of fuel and money can thus be saved by slightly changing the driving behavior. Another very practical feature of the Drivelog Connect app is its car finder. It reliably shows the location of a parked car providing the user with information on how to approach it using the shortest way.

Thanks to its powerful encryption techniques and high industrial data security standards, the Bosch security concept protects all Drivelog Connect components from hacker attacks and data theft.

In order to use Drivelog Connect, the special Drivelog Connector is required. In comparison with other so-called dongles, it is particularly small and can thus be plugged into the OBD2 interface in a very space-saving manner. Furthermore, the Drivelog Connector allows reading out manufacturer-specific data such as service intervals and oil or fuel levels which cannot be analyzed by conventional OBD2 dongles. As of now, car drivers can order the Drivelog Connector for EUR 69.90 directly from Bosch via Drivelog shop: The Drivelog Connect app itself is available free-of-charge at the PlayStore for Android devices and at the Apple Store for iPhones. Once the app is installed and the connector plugged in, the user just has to connect both of them via Bluetooth.

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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 manufac¬tured 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.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. 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 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 460 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 nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

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