A few weeks ago Maptun launched its new digital tool for tuning and diagnostics of vehicles, its called the Maptuner X.
It is a big project that has taken many years to complete and it is completely made in Sweden. So what does it do?
Basically it is a high-capacity touch screen device which features its very own operating system that has been developed at Maptun, it has the ability to expand with new features which is commonly known as “apps” and thus the unit in such stays the same while the functionality increases. The casing is made out of a high-quality plastic material that feels very good, the system is incredibly fast and responds instantly to each command, it starts up faster than any unit from any brand I’ve ever been in contact with.
The older Maptuner 1 could read out error codes and of course this once can as well, but Maptuner X also has some special tricks up it sleeve, behind the graphics lies a very powerful hidden feature, a powerful diagnostics function, so what is that?
Well, lets say that you’re driving down the road one day and you get that feeling that I bet many of you have had that the car feels a bit slow, something isn’t working properly. This is where the Maptuner X is truly brilliant, you plug in your device to your car, take it for a drive while it records all the parameters in a highly advanced way giving the staff at Maptun a comprehensive look at whats going on in your car. This way they can tell you whats wrong over just a simple phone call or e-mail rather than you having to drive to a dealer and spend hundreds of euros while the mechanics there try to figure out whats wrong. In the future Maptun is thinking about expanding this system where the read-out can happen in real-time and thus immediately find out whats wrong.
But thats not the only thing that the Maptuner X does. Most of us Saab drivers have some kind of tuning to our cars or we have several cars. Until now we’ve been limited to having one PPC unit per car holding the software for each car, not any more. The Maptuner X has an app for that now! =)
You’ll only need one Maptuner X and in the vehicle app you’ll create a profile for each car, that profile then contains the different software including the original one that you’ve purchased for that car. If you get another Saab, just create a new profile and start tuning, the Maptuner X will automatically know which car it is plugged into which makes the whole concept very easy. But lets say that your friend also wants to try a tuning software, well again Maptun has made things very easy, you just contact Maptun and buy the software for that car, create a profile of that car in your Maptuner X and install the software in his / her car. If your friend feels like this wasn’t the thing for him / her, no problem, Maptun has a Try & Buy system and if for some reason a customer is not happy, the car is restored to original and money is returned.
Lets dive into the technical stuff of the unit, it has:
- Bluetooth 4 (2,4 GHz)
- HDMI to OBD2
- USB2 (Mini)
- 20V Clear LED-backlit touch-screen
- 2 Watt clear audio speaker
- Smooth friction surface
- High durable, high quality finish
- Color adaptable
I’ve used the Maptuner X for a few weeks now and it is truly a whole new generation of tools for your car and I feel very happy that Maptun is still focusing on us Saab drivers bringing out new stuff for us to play with! =)
If you want to know more about the Maptuner X, check out their website: https://www.maptun.com/en/maptunerx