Official certification of our Silver Snap-Tool by CARB

Our new Silver Snap-Tool software has now received official approval from the California Air Resource Board, Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Unit. This allows RA Consulting to sell the tool to owners and fleet owners operating trucks in California. Sales will be made through RA Automotive Software Solutions, Inc, our Michigan/USA office.

The software will help truck owners complete California’s planned alternative submission process to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP, Title 13, California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 2193(f)) and the Heavy Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program (HD I/M, Title 13, CCR, Section 2196.3(a)(3)).

To do this, Silver Snap-Tool reads OBD data from vehicles using SAE J1979 and SAE J1939 protocols, encrypts it, and sends it to the CARB-operated receiving server via a RA access server. CARB then analyzes the data. In close coordination with CARB, we have placed special emphasis on ease of use that avoids user error, on ensuring information security, and on encrypted data transmission and maximum protection against fraud attempts.

RA Consulting and RA Automotive Software Solutions will be exhibiting at the OBD Symposium from September 13-15, 2022 in Garden Grove, California. There we will also show the first official version of Silver Snap-Tool.