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Snap-on launches access to Audi and Volkswagen secured vehicle gateway modules

Snap-on customers with a Wi-Fi enabled diagnostic tool can have “on the fly” entry to any VAG vehicle

Lincolnshire, Ill.—Snap-on hasannounced access to Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG) secured vehicle systems.

Snap-on customers with a Wi-Fi enabled diagnostic tool, powered by the latest software, now have the freedom to access any VAG vehicle. Gaining “on the fly” entry is possible by completing VAG registration through their Snap-on Technician Profile account. This service comes at no additional charge.

This new VAG access is in addition to 2018 and newer FIAT Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) access, which is available through AutoAuth registration.

“OEM access support is important because automobile manufacturers are developing solutions to protect their vehicles’ networks from unauthorized access, including potential cyber-attacks,” said Helen Cox, marketing and client services director, Snap-on Diagnostics. “For those vehicles with the secure gateway module, access to certain diagnostic functions requires registration and authentication through an approved device for all aftermarket scan tools.”

Snap-on supports secure gateway access through its Security Link services, ensuring its customers a uniform method of entry to secured vehicle systems.

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