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2014-06-03 12:41

GOT A PROBLEM? USE A TABLET: Kia has launched a new mobile diagnostics system which will allow technicians to find problems simply by connecting to Bluetooth or Wi-Fi via an iPad or laptop. Image: Kia Motors

Something wrong with your Kia? In June 2014, the automaker's technicians can use an iPad or laptop to find the problem without being connected to a big bulky machine...

Kia has announced on Tuesday (June 2 2014) details of its new mobile Global Diagnostics System (GDS-Mobile), which has been introduced to improve the" level of customer service" provided by the brand's expanding aftersales network.

The automaker says its DS-Mobile is the third generation of its vehicle diagnostics system available to its dealers, and is the world's first mobile based "total diagnostic solution" designed and optimised for use on tablet devices.


Kia South Africa said: "Our service centres will have this diagnostic tool before the end of 2014. It can be used on all current Kia models and future vehicles."

The new system, says Kia, will allow vehicle technicians to more quickly and more effectively identify any faults with customer vehicles: "Wireless connectivity and Bluetooth support will allow technicians to move around a vehicle, instead of having to return to a fixed heavy diagnostic computer or move a cart around the workshop."

GDS-Mobile doesn't require a wire to connect to a vehicle, as the compact vehicle communication interface provides Bluetooth and Wi-Fi direct functions.

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