12 Jul 2024
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A little BlueTech in your soul? Delphi highlights growing kit popularity

Garages are increasingly gravitating towards Delphi Technologies’ BlueTech diagnostics package, according to the company.

BlueTech was first launched in 2021, and there are a number of options available. These include the DS180 BlueTech vehicle communication interface (VCI) only. However, according to said Marco Lagomarsini, EMEA Commercial Lead for Workshop Solutions at Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, most are opting for the 2023’s upgraded DS180 Car Kit package, and are thinking ahead: “Our BlueTech VCI offers a ‘future proof’ solution that works as seamlessly as possible with the latest vehicle manufacturer gateways with excellent coverage and capabilities too.

“The challenge is to not just think about today but the vehicles you will see in three-to-five years time as you don’t want to discover you are restricted later. The problem for technicians is more and more jobs on newer vehicles will require a modern diagnostic tool and connectivity is becoming more tightly controlled.”

The DS180 BlueTech device is J2534 Pass-Thru, so ECUs can be flash-updated. Users also get free access to diagnostic e-learning content on Delphi, along with technical hotline access. Marco added: “The licence includes ADAS capabilities, security gateways and VRM look-up so there’s no ‘extras’ to pay later. The e-learning resources are comprehensive to help garages set up and use the package, run procedures and better understand Pass-Thru and security gateways.”

For more information, visit: www.delphiautoparts.com/en-gb/diagnostics-test-equipment