Snap-on® announces it has received three Professional Tool and Equipment News (PTEN) 2019 People’s Choice Awards for its Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems (ADAS) coverage in software upgrades 18.2 and 18.4 in the ADAS category; its APOLLO-D8™ in the Automotive Scan Tools category and its Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite in the Inspection Tools, Lab Scopes category.
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 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.
APOLLO-D8 is making Intelligent Diagnostics software more accessible to more technicians at all skill levels. With all the information needed to diagnose vehicles and diagnostic trouble codes located on one convenient card, the diagnostic process is simpler than ever before. It guides users step-by-step directly to the fix, making them more efficient and productive. “Smart Data” automatically configures the display to show vehicle data parameters relevant to the fault code, while non-related data parameters are filtered out. It also highlights vehicle data that is out of expected range. It includes SureTrack® expert information, TSBs and functional tests and resets.
The Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite uses infrared technology to reveal heat caused by friction, electrical resistance and pressure changes to track down vehicle faults and find the fix faster. Detailed images composed of 4,800 temperature zones make temperatures up to 840 degrees Fahrenheit visible with absolute precision under the hood or around the car. It includes a database of automotive applications, guided tests and reference images to interpret results. When connected to Wi-Fi, images are uploaded to the cloud via Snap-on’s sharing service, AltusDrive.com. Technicians can access images from their phone or computer, helping to make the next diagnosis and repair faster and more accurate.