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ATLANTA — Cojali Group has introduced next-generation hardware and connected-vehicle capabilities for its Jaltest diagnostics software designed for all makes and models of commercial trucks.
Cojali, a multinational supplier of components and diagnostics systems based in Campo de Criptana, Spain, made the announcements Feb. 23 at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
Cojali’s Link V9 diagnostic device, which will be available May 1, features expanded connectivity options and a rugged design to prevent damage from bumps, scratches, dirt and water. The compact device weighs 76% less than the previous version.
The company also announced it is expanding into remote diagnostics with its new Jaltest T-VOD telematics hardware.
“After 20 years of Jaltest being a shop solution, we are now going to ride with the truck,” said Bruno Gattamorta, vice president of sales for Cojali USA.
The T-VOD device will capture information on the truck remotely to help fleets monitor key performance indicators and reduce vehicle downtime.
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Customers also will be able to use the remote diagnostics system to initiate parked regenerations of diesel particulate filters, as well as DPF resets.
Those capabilities will enable fleets to proactively prevent problems with emission aftertreatment systems, a common cause of vehicle breakdowns, Gattamorta said. “Having one of these devices can save you a lot of time and a lot of towing.”
In the future, Cojali could potentially to expand its product line to include electronic logging devices, GPS and mapping and additional telematics services, he added.
The Link V9 diagnostic device. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)
In addition, Cojali announced the launch of its OEM Solutions business unit, through which the company aims to support original equipment manufacturers with customized products, technical support and training.
Cojali also introduced an updated version of its Jaltest diagnostic software with a new user interface, responsive design for all screen types and sizes and faster installation and update times.
Jaltest covers more than 260 brands, 6,866 models, 53,910 systems and 480,568 fault codes, the company said.
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