Drew Technologies attended the 2015 SEMA show again this year to show off our overall product offering, but especially, our NEW MongoosePro Honda and NEW CarDAQ-Plus 2.
The MongoosePro Honda provides full Honda dealership-level reprogramming and diagnostics with their J2534 PassThru ECU Programming application and Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) application respectively.
The CarDAQ-Plus 2 supports all-makes OEM reprogramming and dealership-level diagnostics, including: BMW (ISTA), GM (Tech2Win & GDS2), Honda (HDS), Jaguar/Land Rover (IDS), Toyota (TechStream), VW/Audi (ODIS) and Volvo (VIDA).
Automotive experts stopped by the booth to see and talk about these products as well as exciting industry topics coming our way, such as: Right To Repair, future technologies and more. If you missed the show or just didn’t have enough time to stop by, feel free to contact us and we would be happy to talk.
At the end of the show, we gave away a new, 40″ flat-screen TV to Nani Medeiros! Congratulations Nani!
By our 19th anniversary in July, we will have come a long way. When Drew Technologies started, it was a one person company with just Mike Drew consulting to car companies. At that time, OBD2 had just been rolled out on 1996 model year cars and a “high-speed” vehicle bus was running at 10.4 Kbps.
Over the years we have been at the forefront of many changes in vehicle technology and have played a key role in the way diagnostic products are delivered to technicians. As a company, we have carefully but consistently grown to become a global supplier of essential diagnostic tools to car companies and the aftermarket.
Just last year alone:
- Our engineering team developed several new products including the market-leading California certified vehicle inspection tool and the Motor Magazine Top 20 winning Mongoose interface.
- Our support team responded to over 14,000 calls without compromising the personal attention and care that gave us a #1 customer satisfaction rank in a recent ETI survey.
- Our production team shipped over 30,000 products while maintaining industry leading quality.
Today, we begin the next chapter by joining the Opus Group. Drew Technologies believes this strategic move will help us continue to grow and expand our capabilities allowing us to broaden our markets and execute even larger programs. Opus recognized the value that Drew Technologies expertise in vehicle communications and OBD experience will bring to the group. Drew Technologies will continue to run as a separate company, preserving our focus on our existing markets and customers while providing a broad base of support for new and exciting opportunities through collaboration with Opus.
While the ownership is changing today at Drew Technologies, the team and company mission are not. Drew Technologies will continue to press forward delivering OE diagnostics solutions to car dealerships and the aftermarket. All of the Drew Technologies senior management is staying because we have a passion for what we do.
We look forward to an exciting future as part of the Opus Group.
Tonight PTEN will host a webcast on diagnostics systems that support J2534. Presenters include:
Brian Herron – Drew Tech
Bob Stewart – GM
Jill Saunders – Toyota
Kurt Immekus – Volkswagen
Bob Augustine – CBAC
Skip Potter – NASTF
Over 1,000 participants have already signed up. To watch the webcast and participate in the live Q/A at the end, visit this link:
For the second year in a row, Drew Tech was invited to exhibit with General Motors at ATRA. DrewTech gave live demonstrations of TEHCM reflashing using Mongoose and CarDAQ with GM’s SPS Service Programming. Read more here:
Drew Technologies received official certification from California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair today. Customers can now begin using their IMclean DAD with the BAR-OIS for 2000+ gas vehicles.
Jaguar Land-Rover is releasing a version of their dealership diagnostics software “IDS” that supports J2534. With IDS, aftermarket repair shops can use their J2534 tool and have the same diagnostics capabilities as the dealership. DrewTech’s CarDAQ-M, CarDAQ-Plus, and MongooseJLR will all support IDS.
VW has just released a version of their dealership application “ODIS” that works with J2534 tools. With ODIS, independent repair shops have the same diagnostic capabilities as the dealership. Currently CarDAQ-Plus is the only tool validated and supported, but we are working to get CarDAQ-M supported.
On December 4th, Smog ‘n Go performed the first Smog OBD2 smog test for a real customer in the state of California. This represents the first time the new BAR-OIS system was used to perform a smog check for a California resident. The smog test was completed using a DrewTech IMclean device.
DrewTech is now one of only two vendors in BETA, and the DrewTech IMclean is being used to perform actual emissions smog tests on consumer vehicles. This BETA program is expected to complete soon.