Panasonic Toughbooks® are driving Automotive Industry to the Maximum Limit

  • The best mobile device in the global automotive industry, Toughbooks® are optimizing lead times with their portability across the service bay, shop floor, and the road
  • Shockproof, drop-tested and element-resistant, the data-connected and long-lasting battery Toughbooks® are unfailingly reliable in any situation

Designed for extensive mobile use, Panasonic’s Toughbook® portfolio offers automotive service workers and management a unique and rugged way to get the job done. Ultra-mobile Toughbooks® ensure maximum uptime by keeping service personnel in the field constantly connected for easier access to information with the ability to service automobiles in even the most hostile weather and field conditions. Built to go wherever crews need to go — whether in a tow truck to the scene of an accident, showroom floor of a dealership or under the hood of a car in the service bay — the Toughbook® gives mobile workers the integrated features, portability and options required to make real-time decisions.

The ultra-mobile rugged strategy for any point on the service floor


From the chassis in the service bay to the back-office parts department, the lightweight, portable Toughbook® proves to be an unmatched rugged mobility strategy which can be carried to any point on the floor. Supported by a durable base strap, the handheld devices enable automotive field workers to work more efficiently without the hassle of going back-and-forth between safe and danger zones. As a global leader in lithium ion batteries, Panasonic’s Toughbooks® are inevitably equipped with the highest-performance enterprise-grade li-ion batteries for 8-hour, full-shift operations, without downtime or delays due to recharging issues.

Optimizing turnaround times in real-time, the customizable Toughbook® is built for any automotive application

The Toughbook® can be customized to match any automotive application, whether it’s vehicle diagnostics and service, fleet management, auto dealership, or customer sales. Replacing immobile mounted display panels found in sales and service showrooms, the same tablet can be docked onto a mount with an attachable keyboard for operations in notebook mode, as well as be utilized as a mobile, electronic check-list for data entry. It can be configured with an in-built mobile printer to generate on-the-spot invoices, automating manual work and paper office, and reducing duplicity and error rates. Compatible with vehicle diagnostic software, the Toughbook® acts as an interface that connects the diagnostic system to the vehicle, which enables real-time updates and control of vehicle movements.

Putting the tough in Toughbook®, ready to weather the storm


In the face of an emergency roadside assistance call or heavy maintenance service bays, Panasonic’s fully-rugged, magnesium alloy-reinforced Toughbooks® are engineered to withstand drops, shocks, vibration, dust, water, and high- and low- temperatures. Enabled with 4G/LTE broadband connectivity, the integrated wireless antennas offer reliable mobile operation for rapid information delivery, through the reinforced walls of a service bay to claims vehicles and tow trucks on-the-road. Information can be directly uploaded from the tablet to the server via data connectivity and wirelessly communicated between the road and bay. The daylight-readable, water- and dust-resistant, sealed LCD screens deliver optimum visibility amongst the grime of a busy service shop, the side of a rush-hour freeway, or a dealership lot on a rainy day.