Bosch Releases Software Update 5.0 for ADS and ADS X Scan Tools

Bosch has released software update 5.0 for the ADS and ADS X series scan tools.

The update further enhances the user experience by allowing technicians to access module-specific data stream items and special tests directly from the DTC results screen. The update will also allow technicians to sort and search saved reports using filters including year, make, model and other factors. Additionally, users will be able to increase reporting efficiency by accessing more options when completing a report.

The latest ADS 5.0 software update has been developed using direct feedback from technicians to improve the overall experience, and adds the following features and optimizations:

  • Access to special data/test stream from DTC scan results: Technicians will no longer need to leave the DTC Results screen to access module-specific data stream items or special test pages, eliminating the need for technicians to memorize the module when running a scan.
  • Improved sorting and search options for saved reports:Users will now have the ability to sort saved reports by date, VIN, YMM, and repair order. Additionally, technicians can search saved reports by year, make, model, VIN, repair order number, report date range, report type, and scan mode. Technicians can now efficiently search and share vehicle reports without losing the progress of ongoing scans.
  • Latest scan results and new coverage:Technicians will no longer need to rerun a scan when retrieving the latest scan results and switching between scan reports and other screens. After selecting Read DTCs, a pop-up window will appear allowing users to view or re-run a previous scan. Update 5.0 also includes new coverage for Ford models and all new General Motors vehicle systems including the Ford EcoSport, E-Transit, Mustang Mach-E, Transit-150, Transit-250, Transit-350 and HD, and more.

Bosch ADS users with a current subscription can install updates after automatically receiving the download.