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Find out what
shop owners are
reading about in this
month's pages of

DIAGNOSTIC TECH

The impact of
vehicle security
on service operations

Vehicles fresh off the assembly lines may present data access
challenges; shops must be prepared to minimize road blocks
while performing repairs.
BY SCOTT BROWN
Scott Brown is an ASE Master Certified L1 Technician and has over 37
years of professional service industry experience. He is an independent
shop owner in Southern California
and is engaged at various levels
within our complex industry. He has
a deep understanding of the challenges technicians experience at the
service level and is continuously
striving to move the industry forward
through education and networking.
Brown founded Diagnostic Network
(diag.net) after 22 years of service
at iATN, where he retired as
company president in 2018.

W

ith the proliferation of advanced
driver assistance systems
(ADAS) among the fleet, the
hardening of the vehicle networks and
modules is front and center for many
vehicle manufacturers. Today, technicians
are already facing challenges when interfacing late-model vehicle systems. This
article will help you prepare for these
security-laden vehicles, which will help
smooth out future service and repair operations for you and your shop.
As we entered the 21st century, the
automobile was becoming more complex
due to the implementation of additional
micro-controllers. Near the end of that
first decade, the automobile was beginning
to experience a technology shift with the
addition of driver assistance features. At
that time, we were beginning to see vehicles
running on approximately 50 million lines
of code. Today, it is not uncommon to see
vehicles running on more than 150 million
lines of code. What's driving all this technology? There are three primary drivers:
1. Safety
2. Emissions/fuel economy
3. Driver convenience
As manufacturers continued to develop
and refine systems to enhance the vehicle, the focus on various facets of vehicle
security wasn't given high priority. Today's
vehicles contain numerous attack vectors
that are rarely discussed. Keyless entry,
TPMS, cellular data, telematics, and the
OBD-II diagnostic connector are all present vulnerabilities.

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Figure 1 - FCA Secure Gateway


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of may2021

Editor's Note: Positive industry trends have shops looking forward to an uptick in 2021
The ABCs of ADAS
Sneak Peek
Most Wanted
2021 PTEN Innovation Awards Nominees, Part 1
Go Sell Something: Educate your customers to sell more
In Focus Products
Diagnostic Tech: The impact of vehicle security on service operations
Driving Sales - Body Shop & Collision Repair
Tales from the Road: Special delivery
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may2021 - Editor's Note: Positive industry trends have shops looking forward to an uptick in 2021
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may2021 - The ABCs of ADAS
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may2021 - Sneak Peek
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may2021 - Most Wanted
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may2021 - 2021 PTEN Innovation Awards Nominees, Part 1
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may2021 - Go Sell Something: Educate your customers to sell more
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may2021 - In Focus Products
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may2021 - Diagnostic Tech: The impact of vehicle security on service operations
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may2021 - Driving Sales - Body Shop & Collision Repair
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may2021 - Tales from the Road: Special delivery
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