Hyundai and Kia’s GDS connects with your tablet for in-depth vehicle diagnosis
Hyundai Motor Corporation and Kia Motors have developed a new vehicle diagnostic tool that connects with a mobile device to provide a detailed diagnosis of the condition of the vehicle. Called as Global Diagnostics System (GDS-Mobile), the vehicle diagnostics system is aimed at improving the after-sale experience of its customer. Traditionally the vehicle has to be paired with diagnostics machines that are very hard to move around. Compared to that the new system checks vehicle’s communication interface linked to a communication device in the car and then relays all the data to your mobile device through Bluetooth or WiFi.
GDS is slated to be used in Hyundai and Kia service stations in South Korea from September 2014, so that the user, as well as the technicians can identify any problems with the vehicle without any time delay.
The system is fine tuned to gives real-time updates too, meaning that the user can be alerted of any problem at the initial stage itself. For example if there is a problem with the braking system, GDS will alert the user as soon as it comes up in the analysis.