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STX: The Future of Scan Tools Could Be Changing

The Future of Scan Tools Could be Changing

Publish date: Oct 24, 2009
By: Tschanen Brandyberry
Source: Motor Age

Excerpts from the article:

ORLANDO — You probably use scan tools in your shop on a daily basis, and Charlie Gorman as a few ideas of what you might expect to use in the future.

Gorman, chairman of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF), laid out a couple of future predictions during his lunch presentation at the WORLDPAC Supplier & Training Expo. The predictions tie closely to two committees within NASTF — the Service Information Committee and the Equipment and Tool Committee.

Looking forward, Gorman suggests that OEM scan tools will become more affordable and generic, and that all diagnostics will be performed on the Internet with standard devices and PCs.

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