Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has approved Snap-on Inc. for direct access to the vehicle gateway module from its scan tools, according to Kenosha, WI-based Snap-on.
FCA’s secure gateway module was introduced on select 2018 and newer vehicles. 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.
In October, Snap-on expects to introduce the Snap-on Secure Vehicle Gateway, which the company claims will provide access to secure OEM vehicle gateway modules. Snap-on and FCA reportedly worked closely to develop technology that uses FCA’s aftermarket scan tool user management and tool registration system (AUTOAUTH) to allow Wi-Fi-enabled diagnostics platforms using current software to perform secure gateway functions.
All FCA secure gateway compliant technology requires device and user registration through AUTOAUTH. The Snap-on Secure Vehicle Gateway is designed to help navigate through this new process, according to Snap-on.