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AutoLogic AssistPlus 2015
AutoLogic AssistPlus 2015

Designers: Product Development Technologies, Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA
Manufacturer: Autologic Diagnostics Limited, Wheatley, United Kingdom 


Autologic approached PDT wanting to update their brand with a new flagship portable vehicle diagnostic device that provides adequate protection from today’s garage environment. This ‘central hub’ was to feature an aesthetically modern design, while being rugged and robust to inspire confidence by users working in a tough environment.

The Autologic AssistPlus was developed to serve as the central hub of any modern workshop, delivering proven technical capabilities with third-party information sources and live support from experienced technicians built directly into the device. AssistPlus delivers comprehensive automotive diagnostics and easy access to support services as well as simple viewing and sharing of vehicle information, including vehicle data, fault codes, live technical data, pictures and video.

In order to understand true use scenarios and areas for design opportunity, ethnographic research leveraging a series of prototypes was conducted. From these findings, emphasis was placed on developing a sleek, integrated handle, ease of assembly and simplicity.

The new AssistPlus delivers diagnostics four times faster than the previous model. A 13 inch touchscreen and 5-megapixel camera were integrated to ensure –clear, effective visuals for employee to employee interaction. Diagnostic test results are stored on-device by VIN and synched to the cloud, allowing workers to review past test results.

Four times faster and more feature rich than the previous model, AssistPlus is a platform that expands as new functions and partners increase.  

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AutoLogic AssistPlus 2015

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