Autel released the CAN FD Adapter that connects to compatible vehicle communication interfaces (VCI) to enable its tablets to communicate via the CAN FD communications protocol and diagnose the vehicle. Vehicles currently using this faster CAN FD (CAN Flexible Data-Rate) protocol include many General Motors and Ford 2019 and 2020 vehicles. CAN FD is one of the newer communication protocols, noted for being faster, more reliable, and more secure.
Autel’s MX808, MS905, MS906, MS906BT, MS906TS, MS908, MS908S, MS908P, MS908SP, MSELITE, IM508, and IM608 tablets will be able to diagnose CAN-FD equipped vehicles when the adapter is plugged into the VCI directly as in the case of the smaller VCI units or into the OBD-II cable that is connected to the larger VCIs and into the vehicle’s OBD-II port. Autel’s latest MaxiSYS tablet releases, the MaxiSYS Ultra, MaxiSYS 919, and MaxiSYS 909 do not need the Can FD Adapter to communicate CAN FD-equipped vehicles as these new tablets come with enhanced VCIs that include many of the new protocols including CAN FD.