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NASTF Fall Meeting Looks at Cybersecurity, J2534

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Nov. 12, 2015—The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Fall 2015 General Meeting on Nov. 5 in  Las Vegas featured discussions and insight on Cybersecurity and the SAE J2534 version 5.0 OEM module programming for cars, followed by brief presentations from NASTF committees.

During the meeting, Donny Seyfer, co-owner of Seyfer Automotive in Wheat Ridge, Colo., interviewed panelists Milan Patel of IBM and Mahan Sethi of Mahle in the featured session Cybersecurity and the Future of Automotive Repair.

“I learned much, particularly cybersecurity, which I've a fair knowledge of. That panel helped me crystallize my thinking and affirm some of the measures I felt shops could undertake,” said Bob Chabot, industry expert and writer.

The second feature, SAE J2534 version 5.0, which was presented by Greg Potter, executive manager of the Equipment & Tool Institute, Kurt Immekus of VW, Jill Saunders of Toyota and Bernie Carr of Bosch, revealed both the benefits and the challenges facing the industry as it adopts version 5.0. The benefits listed include include programming speed, device validation and device management and challenges include long lead times, modification of hundreds of programming functions, legal implications and complexity of the SAE spec.

A summary of the feature presentations will be available soon on the NASTF website.

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