New 2017 and 2018 model year coverage for Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Subaru and Mitsubishi
Software update features Firefox as the default browser for improved browsing performance for OTC Encore
Ability to add images to AST and ASDTC reports for Evolve devices that are equipped with a camera
Warren, MI - OTC has announced the release of Bravo Evolve and Encore diagnostic software, the latest major update to its diagnostic tools. The updates include new features and expanded diagnostic capabilities and increased vehicle coverage. One key enhancement for the Encore includes an updated browser with Firefox for improved performance. The download and installation of the program will occur in the background, without any interruption to the scanning functions. For the Evolve, the DTC Scan and Automated System Test reports will now allow users to add images to their report. This works on multiple controller reads only. For both the Encore and Evolve the update also includes improved sharing functionality that allows sharing data through Bluetooth, email, SD card and USB. Clear spacing for separation of the controllers that have DTCS on user saved reports has also been included, in addition to improved sorting capabilities for reports and recorded data streams.
Major coverage updates and improvements in each software version include:
• New coverage for 2017MY Ford vehicles and systems
• New coverage for 2017-2018MY Mazda and Mitsubishi vehicles and systems
• New OBDII Mode 6 additions - OEM defined parameters for Mitsubishi
• Updated diagnostic information for the following:
    Locations (DLC, Fuse panel, ECU) for 2016MY Chrysler/Jeep and 2017MY GM
    Data Item Circuit Description for 2015-2016MY Honda
    Data Item Operating Ranges for 2014-2016MY Honda
    Oil Light Reset Procedures
More information on the new software updates can be found at
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As of December 2012, OTC became a Bosch brand and was integrated into the Automotive Service Solutions Business Unit of the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Business Division. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is a major manufacturer and supplier of professional vehicle electronic diagnostic equipment, automotive fuel maintenance and a wide range of servicing tools and equipment with various manufacturing facilities. For more information on OTC, visit