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How to choose the right Autel Diagnostic Tablet for ADAS

As Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) play a pivotal role in modern vehicles, automotive technicians rely on cutting-edge diagnostic tools to ensure precise calibrations. Autel, a frontrunner in automotive diagnostics, offers a trio of powerful tablets – the MaxiSYS Ultra, MaxiSYS MS909, and MaxiSYS 919 – each tailored for efficient and accurate ADAS calibrations. Let’s delve into the specifics of each model to help you make an informed decision for your workshop.

MaxiSYS Ultra: The Big Boy

  • MaxiSYS Ultra is the only tablet that can currently connect to the IA900 frame
  • Advanced VCMI 5-In-1 Device: VCI, Oscilloscope, Multimeter, Waveform Generator, CAN BUS Check
  • Offers a huge, 12.9’’ Touchscreen (1536 x 2048)
  • 2.3GHz+1.7GHz Octa-core Processor / 256GB Memory
  • A large, 18000mAh battery – 8hrs Continuous Use
  • 16MP Rear Camera & 5MP Front Camera

MaxiSYS: MaxiSYS MS909: Covers Everything Except for Measurements

  • Compatible with MA600, IA800 frames
  • Does not have measurement capabilities such as Oscilloscope, Multimeter, Waveform Generator, CAN BUS Check
  • Offers a 9.7’’ Touchscreen (2732 X 2048 DPI) – Split Screen Multi-Application Function
  • 2.3GHz+1.7GHz Octa-core Processor / 128GB Memory
  • A large, 15000mAh battery – 8hrs Continuous Use
  • 16MP Rear Camera & 5MP Front Camera

MaxiSYS: MaxiSYS MS919: Measurement capabilities in a Small Form Factor

  • Compatible with MA600, IA800 frames
  • Advanced VCMI 5-In-1 Device: VCI, Oscilloscope, Multimeter, Waveform Generator, CAN BUS Check
  • Offers a 9.7’’ Touchscreen (2732 X 2048 DPI) – Split Screen Multi-Application Function
  • 2.3GHz+1.7GHz Octa-core Processor / 128GB Memory
  • A large, 15000mAh battery – 8hrs Continuous Use
  • 16MP Rear Camera & 5MP Front Camera

What can all of these tablets do?

  • Access all modules in all systems 
  • Automatically scan VIN and License Plates with camera
  • Authorized FCA access with AuthAuth account 
  • US, Asian & European 1996 and newer passenger / light duty; some medium duty 
  • All 10 OBD test modes: live & freeze frame / Enhanced Mode 6
  • ADASUPGRADE & frame kit purchase required for ADAS calibrations

Can these tablets perform calibrations out of the box?

You will require a calibration frame such as the IA900MA600, or IA800 to perform ADAS Calibrations.

If you purchased an ADAS Tablet Package, such as MSULTRAADAS, you have the software upgrade that allows you to perform calibrations. 

If you have a tablet without the software upgrade, such as MS909, you must purchase the ADASUPGRADE software upgrade in order to perform calibrations.

However, complete ADAS Calibration packages ending in “T” come with a tablet, and will have the software upgrade already installed (e.g. the IA900AST package)

Why do I need the VCMI over VCI?

  1. VCI (Vehicle Communication Interface):
    • The VCI is a device that facilitates communication between a vehicle’s onboard systems and a diagnostic tool or scanner.
    • It connects to the vehicle’s OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostics) port and allows the diagnostic tool to retrieve information from the vehicle’s Engine Control Unit (ECU) and other systems.
    • VCIs are essential for conducting comprehensive vehicle diagnostics, reading trouble codes, and performing various tests and functions.
  2. VCMI (Vehicle Communication and Measurement Interface):
    • VCMI typically refers to a more advanced version of a VCI, incorporating additional functionalities beyond standard communication.
    • In addition to communication, a VCMI might have measurement capabilities, allowing technicians to perform various measurements and tests on the vehicle’s systems. These include: Oscilloscope, Multimeter, Waveform Generator, CAN BUS Check
    • These additional diagnostic tools allow you to dive deep into what might be faulting in an ADAS system. Be it a faulty wire or sensor, they allow you to verify the integrity of electric signals.

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