I attended the AM Aftermarket Conference last Friday and an interesting fact cropped up.
As an example to illustrate just how quickly technology is advancing every year, Nigel Buchanan from Bosch, told delegates that the Apollo 11's on board computer had just 74kb of memory which successfully guided the ship to the moon in 1969.
By contrast, a modern ABS unit fitted to a car has 128kb of memory.
It just kind of put into perspective how quickly technology is progressing. The repair industry is really up against it. Cars are becoming so complex that the training needed to stay on top of the progression of technology is going to be really difficult.
Buchanan said one of the main drivers for technology was convenience. Both my iPod's (classic and Nano) will no longer connect to my iTunes on my iMac at the moment which means i can't update my library of music. Now that's convenience.
Does Bosh do an iPod diagnostics tool?