MERCEDES REACHES OBD AGREEMENT WITH SCAN TOOL MAKER

Daimler AG has reached an agreement with Mahle for access to encoded security data through the OBD ports of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Users of certain Mahle or Brain Bee tools will now be able to purchase security certificates through a Daimler portal with an annual subscription from the toolmaker.

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“With this agreement, we’re giving independent workshops much greater flexibility when it comes to servicing Mercedes-Benz vehicles,” says Joachim Schneeweiss, Head of Sales at Mahle Aftermarket Service Solutions.

Daimler AG is to introduce a security gateway to prevent aftermarket access to what it defines as security-relevant functions of its vehicles. This means that technicians without a security certificate and the appropriate tool will be ale to read, but not write or delete via the OBD interface.

Published by Greg Whitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist @GregWhitaker5

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