Introducing Versatile Automotive Diagnostics, a Division of HPA Motorsports

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August 8, 2007

Source: HPA Motorsports

After 15 years of serving the VW/Audi performance market, HPA Motorsports has partnered with Shade Tree Software to develop an exciting and versatile diagnostics brand for the Volkswagen/Audi community. Experts at high speed road testing, and looking to continue a campaign of customer support to bridge the gap between the workshop and client, HPA recognized that the portability and power within the small Palm device did exactly that. After months of extensive work behind the scenes hiring staff, updating the software, growing the fault code and vehicle databases, implementing new cable designs, and completing production on a charging cable, we are pleased to introduce 2 new product offerings:

VAD Mobile

The hand-held Volkswagen/Audi diagnostic software for enthusiasts and do-it-yourself mechanics, designed for use on your Palm OS device. Not much bigger than the average cell phone, the VAD Mobile is the most portable Volkswagen / Audi diagnostics tool on the market today. Whether you simply need to reset a service indicator after an oil change, or interrogate a check engine light during a road trip, this PDA based diagnostics tool is only a glove box away and will offer a new level of confidence in your daily driver.

Outside of the factory service shop, the VAD Mobile offers an unmatched blend of functionality, convenience, and safety. Running off of Palm’s robust operating system, there is no waiting to boot up your device. You simply plug your cable into the OBD port, tap the power button, and instantly connect with your vehicle. With its integrated charging cable, your PDA is always fully powered and ready to scan the ECU’s of your choice. This invaluable data can then be logged for later review with your technician. On any road test, the ability to dash mount the VAD Mobile equipped PDA in sight of the driver to monitor vital measuring blocks in real time offers a new level of safety for both you and others on the road. The track enthusiast will value this most when monitoring temperatures, fuel trims, etc., to optimize their performance. When finished, power down with one touch of the button and store the compact tool in the glove box for handy access.

VAD Mobile kit: including software, diagnostic cable, electronic vehicle database, electronic manual and quick start guide.

MSRP US$269.00.

VAD Pro-900

The VAD Pro series is a professional workshop tool built for technicians looking for OEM functionality combined with durability, portability, and value.

Besides offering a powerful hand held tool equipped with a comprehensive diagnostics suite that can perform all of your essential VW/Audi service shop needs, the VAG module goes beyond your basic OBD-II scanner, by displaying both vehicle specific fault codes and performing adaptation and readiness reports, formatted virtually the same as the factory tool. Its small size and durable case make it the most portable device for road testing, and its self charging feature allows it to perform flawlessly for hours on end. With its ability to monitor multiple systems simultaneously, display streaming data live on screen in mathematical or graphical format, and save the data for in depth review back at the service shop, this complete package will soon become your techs’ most sought after tool. Lastly, the VADPro-900’s comprehensive vehicle database gives access to all of the latest VW/Audi product offerings, keeping you on par with the pulse of the VW/Audi service industry.

VAD Pro-900: including rugged handheld Pro tool, OBD-II diagnostics cable, 2X2 cable adapter, comprehensive manual, quick start guide, and backup software.

MSRP US$1695.00.

Point, Tap, Connect… It’s that easy with VAD.

Why VAD?

  • Instant powering up and powering down
  • Integrated self-charging OBD-II cable
  • Dash mountable for safety when road testing
  • Portable and easy to store in the vehicle


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