ChrisFix and BlueDriver are Cruisin' in the Park

August 7, 2019
ChrisFix standing with his arms crosses wearing his signature white helmet

YouTube's #1 automotive personality, ChrisFix, and Amazon's #1 scan tool, BlueDriver, are teaming up to hit the Cruisin' 2019 car show at Bowring Park on Saturday, August 10 from 1-3pm.

Come get your picture taken with ChrisFix and share it on social media for a chance to win an iPad.  And while you're at it, get some pictures of BlueDriver's own Lamborghini and AMG.

See you there!

The BlueDriver Team

BlueDriver Announces Mazda Enhanced Diagnostics Capability

May 1, 2019
Mazda enhanced diagnostics are now supported for all Mazda Models 1996 to present

We are excited to release app version 6.12 to BlueDriver Nation. This update enables enhanced diagnostics for all Mazda models 1996 to present. The update is now available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for all BlueDriver owners. 

You can now do more on your Mazda with a BlueDriver Enhanced Diagnostic test. Not only will BlueDriver analyze any Check Engine information, the Enhanced Diagnostic test will also read information from modules like ABS, airbag, and climate control. Then use BlueDriver’s free Repair Reports to grab possible fixes from a database of millions of verified fixes (all performed by ASE certified mechanics). This one two punch gives you the most comprehensive Mazda analysis available.  

Of course, if you have any questions or concerns about this update (or anything else) please contact us. We’re always here to help!  

Zoom zoom,  

The BlueDriver Team 

BlueDriver Nation invades ETI’s Tool Tech in Charlotte

April 30, 2019
Brian Plott, Jim Fish and Alex Walsh are standing in front of the BlueDriver booth at ETI

Our own Jim Fish and Alex Walsh attended this year’s ETI Tool Tech event – the annual gathering of leading diagnostics providers – which was held in Charlotte, North Carolina this year. The event, which was kicked off at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, included attendees from GM, Honda, Toyota, and Nissan, as well as Snap-on, Launch-Tech, Continental, and Bosch. Jim and Alex were left inspired by a roster of speakers that included Jeff DeGraff, from the University of Michigan and Tim Woods, of the Autonomous Vehicle Alliance. 

Key topics discussed included: 

  • the future of vehicle repair; 

  • the increasing need and care taken in the areas of cybersecurity and consumer privacy; 

  • and, the increasing sophistication of vehicle architectures.   

Did you know that today’s vehicles have over 100 Million lines of code and dozens of individual electronic modules? The technology to diagnose vehicles continues to outpace the technical change, and cloud based resources enable even the most difficult diagnostic solutions to be handled without fear. Considering that, the most valued portion of the agenda for Jim and Alex was speaking to event attendees about those technological advancements. By listening to the challenges and concerns of industry leaders, the BlueDriver team is well equipped to work with the industry to ensure we continue to give you everything you need to repair your own vehicles. 

BlueDriver’s Jim Fish Accepts Special Director’s Award at ETI Tool Tech

April 30, 2019
Jim Fish from BlueDriver accepts the Director's Award for exemplary service to ETI

BlueDriver and Jim Fish have been active members of ETI (Equipment and Tool Institute) for many years, but that dedication has ramped up in recent years, culminating with Jim taking the helm as ETI President and Chairman of the Board last year. ETI helps enable the success of its members by championing collective interests. Currently those interests include increasing vehicle complexity, rapid change in the automotive industry, and heightened concern over the safety and security of vehicle repair. ETI also provides a unique and collaborative environment for diagnostics solution providers to work directly with vehicle manufacturers.  

At this year’s ETI Tool Tech convention, Jim accepted a special Director’s Award in recognition of exemplary service to ETI. That service has included the recruitment and placement of ETI’s new Executive Director, Brian Plott, and a restructure of the mission and vision of ETI.  “As fast as the technology is moving in the automotive space, it was time for some pretty deep change. ETI allows it’s members to stay ahead of that curve and the moves made to the institute this year position ETI members to deliver leading edge capability for their customers for years to come.” said Jim Fish. 

Our ETI membership allows us to work directly with vehicle OEM’s, which is critical in delivering the best enhanced diagnostic capability in the industry. Jim and the BlueDriver team will continue to cultivate and nurture relationships within the automotive industry, so that we can continue delivering the best product imaginable. 

BlueDriver Team Honored at Director’s Awards

March 23, 2019
Jill Hancock receives the Director's Award for Outstanding Work Term Performance

The Faculty of Engineering’s Co-operative Education Office at Memorial University recently held its inaugural Director’s Awards. The award ceremony celebrated exceptional achievements by senior engineering students, and the employers who work with the co-op program. 

The BlueDriver team took home two awards on the day. Jill, one of our hard working and talented co-op students, was the recipient of the Outstanding Work Term Performance Award. Additionally, Greg (our VP of Engineering) accepted the Employer Recognition Award on behalf of the BlueDriver team. The award was given to the team for providing exceptional mentoring and promoting an environment for student success. 

We congratulate Jill on her accomplishment, and thank the Engineering Co-op Education Office for the honor. The awards reflect our team’s commitment to continued education, and to helping students grow into incredible graduates. We strive to learn every day, so that we can take that knowledge and pour it back into our products. At the end of the day, it’s all for our customers. 

VW Group Enhanced Diagnostics

January 20, 2018
VW Group

The great updates just keep rolling in 2018! 

Introducing Enhanced Diagnostics for Volkswagen Auto Group brands! 

The BlueDriver team is thrilled to announce the release of version 6.11, which adds the ability to read enhanced diagnostics on most Volkswagen brands, including Volkswagen, Audi, Lamborghini, and Bentley. This free update is available now on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for all BlueDriver owners. 

Support for enhanced diagnostics on Volkswagen brands is only available on those vehicles sold in North America. 

Enhanced diagnostics allow you to read beyond the basic Check Engine Light information, and get information on modules like ABS, airbag, climate control, etc. 

While we’re excited to bring you this great update, we’re equally excited for the other great things coming in 2018. Swing back to BlueDriver.com often to see what’s coming soon! 

Of course, if you have any questions or concerns about this update (or anything else) please contact us. We’re always here to help! 

Happy driving, 

The BlueDriver Team

Honda Enhanced Diagnostics

December 8, 2017
Honda Enhanced Diagnostics

Just in time for Christmas, BlueDriver 6.10!

Now with Enhanced Diagnostics for Honda and Acura!

The BlueDriver team is excited to announce the release of version 6.10, which adds the ability to read enhanced diagnostics on all Honda brands, including Honda and Acura. This free update is available now on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for all BlueDriver owners.

Support for enhanced diagnostics on Honda and Acura will be available on model years 2003 and newer.

Enhanced diagnostics allow you to read beyond the basic Check Engine Light information, and get information on modules like ABS, airbag, climate control, etc.

We’re thrilled to bring you these great additional features, but the new features won’t stop here. We’re working every day to bring you even more great updates, and there will be more coming soon!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We’re always here to help!

Happy Holidays,

The BlueDriver Team

Jim Fish Joins Lemur Team

March 27, 2017

Lemur Monitors today announced that Jim Fish has joined Lemur as Vice President of Business Development and as a strategic advisor, reporting to Lemur’s CEO Maurice Tuff.

Fish will provide oversight of the strategic direction, expansion and enhancement of the existing Lemur connected car ecosystem including its vehicle monitoring and diagnostic technology. Lemur sets the standard for customer service with innovative features like live inapp chat and unprecedented vehicle diagnostic capabilities and is the leader in mobile OS diagnostic solutions.

“I am thrilled that Jim is joining our team,” said Tuff. “He shares our values and our focus on innovation, and he places the same strong emphasis as we do on the customer experience. His background in connected vehicles, data analytics, and artificial intelligence are a perfect fit as we set course for the future Lemur ecosystem.”

“I am profoundly honored to join Lemur, and very much look forward to working with the team to further enrich the consumer experience as Lemur builds on their existing market-leading ecosystem,” said Fish. “It is no mystery why they are the leading platform, with unprecedented capability that continues to expand. More capabilities in the platform means more problems found, and that saves the Lemur customer time and money.”

Fish joins Lemur from Robert Bosch North America, where he served as Chief Innovation Officer and was named the 2014 Bosch Inventor of the Year. Jim has over 20 patents in the area of vehicle diagnostics, software and connected business models and oversaw the Bosch Global Aftermarket Diagnostic business. Prior to Bosch, he was the head of Product Management for SPX Service Solutions (which was acquired by Bosch in 2012), an executive with Snap-on, and has additionally spent time in a green energy start-up, as a management consultant and spent over 10 years with Ford Motor Company. He is on the Board of the Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI), is a regular industry speaker and his passion for the customer has led him to become an ASE Certified Automotive Technician.

Lemur Monitors provides advanced diagnostic solutions via their BlueDriver platform. Lemur is the unquestioned leader in the mobile OS diagnostics, both with DIY’ers and professional technicians.

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