Schematic Visualization Tool Speeds Vehicle Repair

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Promising to accelerate the vehicle repair operation dramatically, Concept Engineering recently launched the E-engineTM, an online, reactive schematic visualization solution for use in automotive service centers. E-engine renders schematics of specific problem areas in automotive electrical systems based on Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) generated by the vehicle itself or technician input, accelerating the repair operation dramatically.

As vehicle electronic systems have dramatically evolved due to autonomous driving and other advanced capabilities, this changes the nature of automotive service, introducing complex electronic diagnosis into service centers. E-engine is designed to address this new need by accelerating the diagnosis of issues that can otherwise require hours to identify.

“E-engine is a powerful schematic rendering system that has been used by engineers to visualize complex electronic semiconductors consisting of hundreds of millions of transistors.  The same approach has now been applied to the automotive industry to enable focused, informative online documentation produced directly from design data that allows the rapid identification and repair of vehicle issues”, explained the company.

As the company notes, there are many benefits of using the solution.

One is that the E-engine generated schematics are clear and easy to read, providing additional information as required, such as component detail, making automotive service efficient and easy.

Further, it also eliminates translation errors and reduces authoring effort as schematics are derived from a database produced directly from the original development Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems.

This process also allows vehicle detail to be immediately updated in the case of design changes.

The database contains information on vehicle variants and other design changes based on individual Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) for increased accuracy.

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The schematics are viewed on a web browser, allowing for the use of tablets or PCs for easy access with no installation overhead.

The E-engine is available immediately and is already in use within multiple automotive and aerospace organizations.

It will operate with standard web browsers on any personal computer, tablet or other mobile device. The technology is also available as visualization engine software libraries for the integration into Windows- or Linux-based diagnostic and repair tools.

More information: http://www.concept.de/press_eengine_en.html

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