Nissan Consult III
Features and Specifications
CONSULT-III, a hand-held diagnostic testing equipment for servicing
Nissan in-vehicle electronic systems, with the aim of realising
swift and accurate diagnosis and repairs at Nissan dealerships
worldwide. The diagnostic tester will be introduced at Nissan
dealerships in Japan and other global markets. The progressive
launch of the new system will coincide with the release of the new
Skyline sedan in Japan in late 2006, and other global markets which
sell the Infiniti G35. Subsequently, the Consult III
will be progressively introduced to all of the remaining markets as
the next generation of Nissan vehicles are released.
The timely and precise diagnosis of a vehicle? As problem has
become increasingly complex as more intricate electronic hardware
is an intrinsic part of new vehicles. There has also been a
remarkable increase in the number of computers connected to the
vehicle's Controller Area Network (CAN). In the past 5 years, the
number of computer systems installed in modern vehicles has doubled
from only 8 or so in 2001. The CONSULT-III has been designed to
address these complex and advanced in-vehicle electronic devices,
maximising diagnostic precision, improving repair time and quality
and futher reducing service times and costs for Nissan customers..
The basic diagnostic system is composed of the main unit which is
housed in a durable and rugged laptop PC, a wireless vehicle
communication interface and wireless measurement interface; the
laptop PC and each interface is connected via Bluetooth technology.
Through a wireless LAN, this diagnostic system can be connected to
the Nissan network in Japan, enabling the dealerships to retrieve
information from various sources and display service technology
data on the laptop PC.
Features of CONSULT-III
Swift diagnosis and swift repairs through automated operations
The selection of CAN type as well as the identification of
malfunction locations are completely automated, allowing CAN
diagnosis to be done 17 times faster than previous method where the
diagnostics system needed to be supplemented by the service
manuals. Repairs involving reprogramming of the in-vehicle computer
can be completed 1.5 to 2.5 times faster with the new system.
The system is able to perform accurate diagnosis without having to
rely on the diagnostic skills of technical staff at the dealership.
Increased efficiency in operations based on wireless technology
With wireless vehicle communication interface, it is possible to
check the condition of the vehicle from either (2) inside or
outside the vehicle. At dealerships in Japan, it is possible to
access the Nissan network to retrieve both the maintenance
technology data related to the diagnosis results and spot adequate
information on service manual. The dealerships are also able to
access their service database and refer to the vehicle??s
maintenance history on the laptop PC.
Capable of handling multiple complex defects
The diagnostics tool is equipped with various functions including
simultaneous self-diagnosis of an entire system, simultaneous data
monitor for multiple systems, data recorder, and oscilloscope