Committee Mission Statement: The NASTF Tool & Equipment Committee will identify, report, and address gaps in the vehicle and component manufacturers' information required to allow tool and equipment manufacturers to design and build products capable of emulating the tools and equipment provided to original equipment dealerships and repair networks.
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ETC Projects & Responsibilities
Monitor status of Secure Vehicle Interface standards and technologies and discuss effects on maintenance and repair.
Campaign for v5 - The ETC will assess the benefits and costs of implementing SAE J2534 v05.00 and solicit a broad consensus of stakeholders (OEMs, technicians, tool-makers, regulators) to promote adoption of the v5 standard.
Tool-maker matrix - The ETC discontinued the Tool Matrix. If a replacement is necessary, the ETC should suggest it's design and features and suggest, for NASTF Board approval, applicable resources required for www.nastf.org. (Note: For technicians, the Service Information Committee is responsible for information regarding access to OEM tools.)
NASTF is also a resource for scan tool manufacturers who encounter gaps in available OEM information and thereby cannot complete the release of an effective scan tool. The NASTF SIR (www.nastf.org/FileSIR) is a feedback tool available for that use. All tool makers are first directed to resources provided by the Equipment & Tool Institute (ETI).
2017 ETC Conference Call Schedule:
11am ET/8am PT, Wednesday, February 22
11am ET/8am PT, Wednesday, May 10
11am ET/8am PT, Wednesday, August 16
11am ET/8am PT, Wednesday, October 25
March 2013 (pdf of Seyfer's presentation slides)