AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — ZF Friedshafen A.G.'s Commercial Vehicle Control Systems division has released the Wabco Toolbox Plus, the latest generation of its PC-based advanced diagnostics software to expedite vehicle and trailer diagnosis.
In May, ZF acquired Wabco Holdings, a commercial vehicle technology supplier, which became an independent division of the German company. Wabco specializes in developing autonomous driving technologies, including automatic braking for commercial vehicles.
Toolbox Plus has a "roll call" feature that detects and populates Wabco systems included on the vehicle. Users can diagnose fault codes, view repair and installation instructions and access maintenance manuals.
When further technical support is required, the software pre-populates the Wabco product warranty form with key information, such as the vehicle identification number (VIN) and fault code(s), ZF said. The form can then be emailed to the Wabco Customer Care Center.
Toolbox Plus includes aftermarket programming functionality which enables on-demand programming of replacement Electronic Control Units (ECU) for Wabco truck ABS, as well as the Wabco OnLaneALERT Lane Departure Warning camera.
The latest software offers expanded diagnostic capabilities and support for the current Wabco product portfolio — including Intelligent Anti-lock Braking System (iABS) for trailers, Modular Braking System Platform (mBSP) for trucks and TailGUARD reversing collision avoidance system for trucks and trailers.
Toolbox diagnostic software was first introduced nearly two decades ago and has been continuously upgraded, with approximately 12,000 fleets, dealers and independent service garages currently using it, ZF said.
Toolbox Plus provides automatic software upgrades and is supported by an upgraded homepage interface featuring applications grouped by truck, tractor, bus and trailer.
"Toolbox Plus is designed to enable users to quickly and easily run accurate diagnostics to get vehicles back on the road as quickly as possible and increase uptime for ZF customers," said Abe Aon, business leader, North America aftersales, service and support — Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Division.
Toolbox Plus is available in one-, two- and three-year subscriptions through exclusive distributor Snap-On Inc. Subscriptions include free updates to the software.