Snap-on Wins Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) Innovation Award and People’s Choice Award


Snap-on® announces it has received a Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) 2019 Innovation Award as well as the 2019 PTEN Innovation Award People’s Choice Award for its Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems (ADAS) coverage in software upgrades 18.2 and 18.4, in the ADAS category.

Snap-on offered significant ADAS content in Software Upgrade versions 18.2 and 18.4 to provide the most safety and ADAS coverage in the market. The software includes both vehicle communications systems and guided component tests targeted to provide complete coverage for this area of repair. Both collision and general repair shops regularly perform jobs such as windshield replacement, body work and wheel alignments to everyday component failure replacement – all of these jobs now require a recalibration of those systems to get the vehicle back on the road safely.

Highlights of the covered included in Snap-on ADAS software include:

Recalibrations for airbag, intelligent cruise control, collision mitigation, electronic parking brake, head up display, lane departure warning, occupant classification, parking assist, radar sensor, surround view mirror, 360 degree camera and more, across Alfa Romeo®, Buick®, Cadillac®, Chevrolet®, Chrysler®, Dodge®, Fiat®, Ford®, Hyundai®, Infiniti®, Jaguar®, Jeep®, Kia®, Land Rover®, Lexus®, Lincoln®, Nissan®, Subaru®, Toyota® and Volvo®.

New components and tests for adaptive cruise control, adaptive front lighting, blind spot detection radar, blind spot warning system, collision mitigation, electronic parking brake, forward collision warning system unit, front and rear camera, lane departure warning, object detection, parking assist, rain sensors, steering angle sensor and more across Acura®, Audi®, BMW®, Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC®, Honda®, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda®, Mercedes-Benz®, Mercury®, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen®.

PTEN Innovation Awards are chosen by a panel of judges consisting of technicians and shop owners and recognize products that respond to the automotive repair industry’s market challenges with creativity and innovation. Tools are evaluated based on their ability to make vehicle repair and diagnosis easier and more efficient, and make shops more productive.

For the fifth consecutive year, PTEN readers were invited to voice their opinions and vote on their top product entries nominated in the Innovation Awards program to be recognized as 2019 People’s Choice Award winners.

Snap-on is committed to continually providing diagnostic coverage that is on the forefront of technology and innovation to ensure customers have the tools needed to be more accurate and productive in today’s automotive repair shop.

For more information about the latest ADAS software coverage and support, such as pre- and post-scan vehicle system reports and customer communication features using the Snap-on Cloud, contact a participating Snap-on Franchisee or other sales representative, or visit

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