11 August 2009
Category: Automotive Diagnostics
Pico Technology has supplied a customised PicoScope Oscilloscope Diagnostics Kit to all Maserati dealers worldwide
Maserati is famous for the high quality and reliability of its cars. To help it maintain this reputation, the company has joined the ever-growing list of vehicle manufacturers that equip their dealers with PicoScope Oscilloscope Diagnostics Kits. With the complex electronic technology used in modern vehicles, an oscilloscope is an essential tool for any manufacturer committed to providing world-class service, reliability and performance. The Pico diagnostics kit will support Maserati’s entire range of current vehicles, and can easily be expanded to support new models.
The PicoScope Oscilloscope Diagnostics Kit turns a PC into a high-performance diagnostic tool that can be used on all makes and models of vehicle. The multi-channel oscilloscope can show voltage and current waveforms for all electrical components, such as MAP and airflow sensors, starter motors and fuel pumps; complex multi-cylinder ignition and injection patterns; and even CAN bus, LIN bus and FlexRay physical signals. Pico supplied a customised version of its scope to match Maserati’s existing test instrumentation so that a minimum of retraining and retooling was necessary. We also supplied a customised version of the Pico Diagnostics software with battery testing, compression testing and a new prop-shaft balancing function.
A spokesman for Maserati’s Training Department explained, “Pico adapted their product to our exact requirements, including some completely new tests, in an impressively short time. They worked with us continually to develop the hardware and training materials, which were well received by our engineers. The kit will improve the efficiency of our dealers and keep our training programme relevant to the latest vehicles.”
Alan Tong, Managing Director of Pico Technology, said “We are proud that Maserati has become the latest vehicle manufacturer to choose our oscilloscope diagnostics kit. This proves that the kit is good enough for even the best vehicles on the road.”
Pico has produced customised oscilloscope kits for a growing number of bike, car and commercial vehicle manufacturers. For more details visit www.picoauto.com.