Plano, Texas — asTech announced they have received approval for a patent that would allow technicians to access a database using a VIN “and assist in determining whether an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) diagnostic tool—or aftermarket tool—is required for proper diagnosis and/or repair of the vehicle,” according to the company’s July 22 press release.
President of Repairify, asTech’s holding company, Cris Hollingsworth called asTech’s technology a “game changer by providing unique functionality to access vital OEM and aftermarket remote diagnostics data via VINs, and this newest patent will help us in protecting that technology” said Hollingsworth in the press release.
“ASE technicians will be empowered to quickly access the correct automotive tools to accurately and safely address unique vehicle functionalities via diagnostics and repair data. This newest patent to be issued will be another competitive strategic step for accelerating our solutions and offerings across the entire automotive ecosystem.”
The company says it expects the patent will “serve as the brains of a revolutionary solution” to come later on this summer.
As well, the asTech added that the product will “accurately address vehicles’ OEM and aftermarket remote diagnostic needs for three important automotive repair sectors: collision, mechanical, and glass.”