Stop Using programmed maintenance Anymore
Like many other aspects of the automotive industry, it appears that things are going to get increasingly confusing for automobile manufacturers as programmed maintenance becomes more sophisticated. Automotive software makers have begun to devise new types of maintenance tools and methods in an effort to help maintain the long-term viability of the industry. And, as the need for higher performance and lower fuel consumption continues to rise, it’s going to be very difficult for automobile companies to continue to use programmed maintenance, but a technological breakthrough is coming soon.
You’ve probably heard of some of the examples of the industrial revolution that we saw in the past few decades. How about the creation of the internal combustion engine? As revolutionary as this invention was, it also introduced the concept of programmed maintenance. Just as the internal combustion engine is designed to perform its functions exactly the way the person who drives it wants it to, so too are the latest programming features of some modern automotive software.
For example, there is a type of programming called Fault Code Monitored Maintenance that’s designed to track all vehicle faults in real-time, thus creating a high-level programmer interface. This enables the engineer on the maintenance crew to simply set a particular service frequency that ensures the vehicle is serviced each and every time a fault occurs.
The end result is that the technician gets to spend more time servicing the vehicle and less time tracking down and fixing the trouble. These are some of the types of concepts that are being introduced with the newer advanced automotive software packages. It seems as though it is only a matter of time before more programs are created that will force car manufacturers to make changes in how they do things.
And, even though it seems as though there are so many different types of automated software out there, there are still a number of programmers who believe that the industry will always require a certain amount of human intervention in order to keep the industry running smoothly. Automated and programmed maintenance are two approaches that most auto manufacturers seem to be embracing. Although, there is still a question as to whether the use of these two approaches is a good idea.
Personally, I believe that programming maintenance and off-line maintenance tools like Fault Code Monitored Maintenance will work, but they may also lead to problems down the road. There are some instances where an automated software program can perform the same tasks as a person. In order to accomplish these tasks without having to physically run from station to station, programming can be used.
However, programming should be a last resort for maintaining the fleet of vehicles on the lot. Automated maintenance tools, especially Fault Code Monitored Maintenance, are more complex than automated maintenance tools that are based on a simple to understand the programming language.
Fault Code Monitored Maintenance will use a programming language that can be interpreted by a laptop computer in real-time. The software reads the fault codes that are reported on a computer network and monitors these codes in real-time. In the case of Fault Code Monitored Maintenance, when the vehicles bring in the codes, the program has a very easy time figuring out what they mean and how to handle them accordingly.
In addition, Fault Code Monitored Maintenance has the ability to act in a proactive manner by adjusting the engine boost that the vehicle needs when it detects a certain code being reported. They can also be programmed to deactivate the vehicle if it detects a certain code and then sends the vehicle back to the showroom to be inspected.
On the other hand, programming is a really tricky thing to try and get right when it comes to modern vehicles. Most modern vehicles that are on the road have airbags and the technology to detect them is pretty advanced.
The problem with programmed maintenance is that it tends to move the operating centre for some cars away from the actual need for maintenance to the point where the actual maintenance tool becomes the tool of choice. While, on one hand, it makes sense to have a maintenance tool that does something similar to a hand-cranked machine on the engine. On the other hand, the tool can easily become overused, causing the vehicle to break down and the human to become the maintenance tool.
There are a number of issues that you need to consider when you’re thinking about getting a programmed maintenance tool into your car. The program could either work or it could not work, and you need to know that before you install any type of automated maintenance software.