Domestic SUV manufacturer, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), has announced the launch of miniSmart, a smart phone/android based and cloud enabled diagnostic solution for workshops. Mahindra is the first OEM in India to launch such a technology for workshop diagnostics that effectively brings down the cost of ownership for vehicles.
Mahindra’s miniSmart replaces heavy laptops and expensive wired vehicle interface devices with low cost smart phones and wireless vehicle interface devices having cloud based authentication. The solution also enables its dealers to equip workshop technicians and supervisors with advanced tools at a fraction of the cost of traditional laptop based solutions.
Commenting on the new introduction, Pravin Shah, president & chief executive (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra, said, “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 commented, “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 life time ownership cost.”
The minismart solution comes with an Android app, wireless Bluetooth VCI and Cloud support.