Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.,the homegrown automajor and India’s leading SUV manufacturer announced the launch of a smart phone/android based and cloud enabled diagnostic solution for workshops named as “miniSMART”. Mahindra claims to be the first OEM in India to launch a wireless technology for workshop diagnostics that will effectively drive down the cost of ownership for Mahindra vehicles.
During the launch, Mr Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra, “At Mahindra we have always been committed to introducing newer technological innovations, in an endeavour to create an enriched user experience and provide better value to our customers. The launch of miniSMART is one such example. It is in line with our Rise philosophy of driving positive change by enriching our product experience through technology at a fraction of the earlier ownership cost. Having said that, I am confident that both the cost as well as the wireless attributes of miniSMART would be a key differentiator for Mahindra dealers.”
Srinivas Aravapalli, Head Vehicle Systems, and Principal Chief Engineer, Mahindra & Mahindra said “miniSMART, will empower Mahindra's highly-trained vehicle technicians to quickly diagnose and troubleshoot faults in various complex vehicle systems, thereby resulting in faster turnaround time of Mahindra vehicles at its workshops. Further, this will lead to a better ownership experience for Mahindra customers and a reduced lifetime ownership cost.”
SMART in “miniSMART” stands for System Monitoring And Reporting Tool, and is a complete Diagnostic solution which includes Android App, Wireless Bluetooth VCI, Cloud Support. The “miniSMART” is an advanced solution to vehicle’s system troubleshoot, which will suppress the use of heavy laptops and expensive wired vehicle interface devices to low cost smart phones and wireless vehicle interface devices having cloud based authentication.
Mahindra’s dealership technician supervisors will be equipped with this advanced tool, thereby saving the time and cost to the company.