Drew Technologies, an Ann Arbor-based automotive analysis and diagnostic equipment manufacturer, has released a new service that assists repair shops with updating software in a vehicle’s computer system or replacing parts when reprograming.
The company’s Remote Assisted Programing service consists of a self-contained hardware kit and provides availability to remote assistance from Drew Technologies’ technicians.
“The introduction of this (Remote Assisted Programing) service provides access to a whole new group of technicians who need the capability to reprogram vehicles but don’t have required tools, continuous training, or confidence that all required information is available to them,” says Brian Herron, president of Drew Technologies.
The service was designed as a low-cost, turnkey remote solution that can be used by automotive technicians, regardless of their experience level.
Repair shops and automakers have been testing the system since March.
Connecticut-based Opus Inspection, which is owned by Opus Group, acquired Drew Tech in February for $30 million. With over 1,500 employees, Opus Group is headquartered in Sweden and has 20 offices in the United States.