What's New: Software Upgrades

Release Month
September
Release Day
28
Release Year
2022

Bosch ADS / ADS X Software Update Version 5.2

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Release Description

New Software Features:

Version 5.2 update introduces all new 2023 and more 2022 vehicle coverage, as well as additional ADAS calibrations. Enhance Pre/Post Scan Reports with the new ‘Manage Photos’ feature, which allows for adding more photos and the ability to label photos. Over 5,400 new special tests and 2,063 new system applications are also included.

Coverage Highlights:

  • 2023 coverage added – DTC, Data support and Bi-directional functions
    • Alfa Romeo: Giulia, Stelvio
    • Buick: Enclave, Encore GX, Envision
    • Cadillac: CT4, CT5, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Lyriq, XT4, XT5, XT6
    • Chevrolet: Blazer, Bolt EUV, Bolt EV, Camaro, Corvette, Equinox, Express 2500/3500, Malibu, Silverado 1500/2500 HD/3500 HD, Suburban, Tahoe, Trailblazer, Traverse
    • GMC: Acadia, Savana 2500/3500, Sierra 1500/2500 HD/3500 HD, Terrain, Yukon, Yukon XL
    • Jeep: Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee L, Grand Wagoneer, Wagoneer, Wrangler
    • Mercedes: CLS-Class, CLA-Class, GLB-Class, GLE-Class
    • RAM: 1500 Classic, ProMaster 1500/2500/3500
  • 2022 coverage added – DTC, Data support and Bi-directional functions
    • Mercedes: C-Class, GLS-Class, Sprinter
  • 2022 coverage added – DTC, Data support and Bi-directional functions
  • ADAS* – New ADAS calibration coverage
    • 2022 Coverage
      • Audi: Front Radar Coverage for TT RS Quattro
      • GM: Front Camera Coverage for Silverado 1500 & Sierra 1500
      • Honda: Front Camera Coverage for Civic
      • Lexus: Blind Spot Coverage for IS300 & IS350
      • Mazda: All ADAS Functions for Mazda3
      • Toyota: Blind Spot Coverage for RAV4 Prime & Front Camera Coverage for Mirai
      • Volkswagen: Front Radar Coverage for Arteon
    • 2021 Coverage
      • Mazda: All ADAS Functions for Mazda3

*All Dynamic ADAS calibrations are included in standard ADS Tool Subscription. Static calibrations which require ADAS targets and fixtures require additional ADAS Subscription used with ADS 625/625X.

Software Highlights:

  • Manage Photos Feature for Scan Reports
    • After completing a DTC Scan, select Manage Photos to launch the Camera or upload existing photos from the Gallery
    • Tap the "+" to access Camera or Gallery to upload photos. Users can also label individual photos. Tap Close when complete. Photos will appear in the Scan Reports after DTCs.
  • Manage Photos Feature Special Test & Calibration Reports
    • Users now have the ability to include photos in Special Test & Calibration Reports
    • First, from Settings, Report Options, ensure the “Always Save Special Test/Calibration Reports” setting is turned on.
    • During a special test or calibration, select Manage Photos to launch the Camera or upload existing photos from the Gallery, then follow the prompts to add and label photos.
    • Photos will appear at the bottom of Saved Special Test Reports.

Release Month
August
Release Day
31
Release Year
2022

Bosch ADS / ADS X Software Update Version 5.1

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Release Description

New Software Features:

Version 5.1 update includes model year 2022 vehicle coverage and additional ADAS calibrations. 9,619 new special test and 40 new system applications are also included.

Coverage Highlights:

  • 2022 coverage added - DTC, Data support and Bi-directional functions
    • Chevrolet: coverage added for the all-new Silverado
    • GMC: coverage added for the all-new Sierra
  • Multiple models and years coverage added - Bi-directional functions
  • ADAS* - New ADAS calibration coverage
    • 2022 Coverage
      • GM: coverage added for all-new 2022MY Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500
      • Honda: coverage added for 2022MY Civic
      • Toyota/Lexus: Coverage added for 2022MY Mirai

*All Dynamic ADAS calibrations are included in standard ADS Tool Subscription. Static calibrations which require ADAS targets and fixtures require additional ADAS Subscription used with ADS 625/625X.

Release Month
August
Release Day
9
Release Year
2022

Bosch ADS / ADS X Software Update Version 5.0

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Release Description

Bosch ADS 5.0 software update improves technician experience and increases reporting efficiency

  • Bosch's ADS 5.0 update will give users the ability to access module-specific Data Stream Items and Special Tests right from DTC Results screen.
  • With enhanced search functions, users will have the ability to sort and search saved reports by year, make, model, VIN and more.
  • The update eliminates the need to re-run scans when retrieving the latest scan results and toggling between reports and other screens.

Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, today released the 5.0 software update for the ADS and ADS X series scan tools. The update further improves user experience by granting technicians the ability to access Module-Specific Data Stream Items and Special Tests directly from the DTC Results screen. The update will also allow technicians to sort and search saved reports using filters including year, make, model and other factors. Additionally, users will be able to increase reporting efficiency by accessing more options when conducting a report.

The latest ADS 5.0 software update was developed by leveraging feedback directly from technicians to improve overall experience, and adds the following functionality and optimizations:

Data Stream / Special Test Access from DTC Scan Results

Technicians will no longer need to exit the DTC Results screen to access the Module-Specific Data Stream Items or Special Tests pages, eliminating the need for technicians to memorize the module when performing a scan.

Last Scan Results and New Coverage

Technicians will no longer need to re-run a scan when retrieving the latest scan results and toggling between Scan Reports and other screens. After selecting Read DTCs, a pop-up window will appear allowing users to view or re-run a previous scan. The 5.0 update also includes new coverage for Ford models and all new General Motors vehicle systems, including the Ford EcoSport, E-Transit, Mustang Mach-E, Transit-150, Transit-250, Transit-350 and HD, and more.

Enhanced Sorting and Searching Options for Saved Reports

Users will now have the ability to sort saved reports by date, VIN, YMM and repair order. Additionally, technicians can search saved reports by year, make, model, VIN, repair order number, report date range, report type and scan mode. Technicians can now efficiently search and share vehicle reports without losing progress on current scans.

Software Features

Vehicle Coverage

Offering the best aftermarket coverage from the world’s leading diagnostic brand.

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Repair-Source

Included access to on-tool service and repair information.

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Quick Scan

Average pre- and post-scans below 60 seconds.

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Security Requirements

Unlock 2018 / 2019 Secure Gateway protected FCA vehicles seamlessly and within seconds. 

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