Vehicle Diagnostics

Remote Vehicle Diagnostics (RVD)

The RVD solution is a flexible platform that enables customers, partners and service providers to establish diagnostic-centered services on the platform or integrate  partial and full RVD functions into  their own solution. 

Benefits & Features

  • Cloud based platform to utilize diagnostic information in order to create added value services
  • Predictive maintenance notifications and recommendations
  • Maintenance management including fault analysis with recommendations

Augmented Reality Diagnostics

Continental’s next generation service information system fuses object recognition, tracking and task oriented user interfaces to deliver unparalleled workshop efficiency.

Benefits & Features

  • Automated vehicle identification, fault detection and service planning in workshops
  • Complete vehicle technical information for vehicle repair and live technical assistance, training support and crowd sourcing
  • Enhanced process reliability in diagnostics and repair operations
  • Increased technician efficiency across the global network of OEM service workshops
  • Reduction in warranty cost
  • Direct customer interaction for additional value-add services possible
  • Enhanced customer experience


The TIS Web®  VDS Service is able to communicate OBD data via CUTE or OBD Bluetooth dongle from VDO.

  • The service shows you the current status of your passenger car vehicle e.g vehicle usage, driver alerts ect.
  • This information could be very interesting for rental, leasing or insurance companies to acuire knowledge about vehicle diagnostics for car service planning.
  • In order to use TIS Web®  VDS Service you need to have the VDO OBD Bluetooth¹ dongle or CUTE device installed inside the passenger car vehicle.

Benefits & Features

  • Increase driving safety
  • Reducing accidents and thus damaging your vehicle
  • Monitoring and control of maintenance cycles
  • Increasing transparency
  • Trip analysis
  • Control of the roadworthiness of the vehicle

Technical Information

The following OBD data¹ are shown live: Battery voltage, Speed, Fuel level, coolant temperature. ¹Depending on vehicle


On-Board Unit CUTE is a compact, self- contained device which can be mounted inside the cabin of a vehicle  and it combines telematics functionalities like GNSS (GPS/Glonass) and cellular communications (GSM/GPRS)

On-Board  Unit  CUTE  is  connected  with the vehicle’s CAN and K-Line by a dedicated OBD cable with OBD2 connector.

¹Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth Special Interest Group
²Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc.

Benefits & Features

  • High sensitivity multi GNSS receiver: GPS/Galileo/GLONASS
  • Full automotive GSM / GPRS module
  • Bluetooth®¹ module (optional)
  • Apple®² support (optional)
  • Security chip (optional)
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • 1 LED
  • SIM card slot* or eSIM
  • Backup battery for autonomous operation up to 1 hour

Technical Information

  • Processor:ARM9, RISC; 208MHz
  • GSM / GPRS modem, integrated: quad band, multi-slot class 10
  • GNSS receiver: 32-channel high sensitivity receiver
  • System time: real time clock (RTC)
  • Operating temperature: -40°C … +70°C
  • Storage temperature: -40°C … +85°C
  • Operating voltage (DC): 9V … 32V
  • Protection classification (IEC 60529): IP42
  • Dimensions (w/o mounting flanges): approx. 85 x 79 x 30 mm (LxWxH)

OBD Dongle

OBD-BT-Dongle is an adapter which is plugged into the OBD port of vehicles in order to provide diagnostics data to a Bluetooth-connected computing device, e.g. a Smartphone or a telematics control unit (TCU). 

OBD-BT-Dongle can act as a CAN to Bluetooth converter providing selected CAN messages over the Bluetooth interface.

A ‘‘script‘‘ can be loaded onto OBD-BT-Dongle which describes a vehicle-type specific diagnostics application, enabling deeper diagnostics functionality than standard OBD allows (Level 2 diagnostics).

Benefits & Features

  • OBD message monitor and event recorder
  • Vehicle battery status monitoring
  • Bluetooth®¹ module
  • Apple®² support
  • 2 LEDs

Technical Information

  • Connector: OBD compatible with Type A and Type B
  • Standards: SAE J1962 and ISO 15031-3
  • Operating temperature: -30°C … +70°C
  • Storage temperature: -40°C … +85°C
  • Operating voltage (DC): 9V … 32V
  • Protection classification (IEC 60529): IP42
  • Dimensions: approx. 48 x 25 x 29 mm (LxWxH)