Autel new tool is coming- the MaxiIM KM100 key generator. The new KM100 is designed to read/write/clone transponders, detect frequency and ignition coil, renew key and more special functions.
First of all, let’s check out the brief comparison among IM508, IM608 and the new KM100.
|Function||Autel MaxiIM IM508||Autel MaxiIM IM608||Autel MaxiIM KM100|
|Universal Transponder & Key Generation||No||No||Yes|
|Transponder Simulation Editing & Cloning||No||No||Yes|
|Ignition Coil Detection||No||No||Yes|
|Vehicle Diagnostics||Yes, Basic function||Yes||No|
|Vehicle Service Functions||Yes||Yes||No|
|IMMO Function via Programmer||Yes||Yes||No|
|Key Unlocking/Key Renew||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Immobilizer Data Processing||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|IMMO in Open OBD mode||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Autel IM508 and IM608 are immobilizer key programmers, KM100 is a key generator/copy machine.
The Android-based touch screen autel key tool comes with 2 blank keys for you to use at your convenience. One has the Autel logo on the back and the other does not.
KM100 contains MaxiVCI VCI200 so you can perform key simulation and key learning after generating a key.
It uses the USB cable to transfer data from another device, such as IM608, to a laptop and from the laptop to the key tool.
Km100 seems a bit faster device, can simulate chip, it is same as im508 for immo but without programmer. For universal remotes, xp400pro got update and also can generate autel remotes.
km100 is more of a key generator and the 608/508 is more for actual immo programming and diagnostic and a huge difference in price.
When doing car keys you also need a good diagnostic tool to scan for faults. The IM608 comes the XP400 pro for eeprom work and can do IR keys for Mercedes and generate dealer keys for VW, Audi Fiat. At the end of the day it depends upon your scope of business. Autel makes great tools all around
Autel KM100 is available now.
BTW: Autel is coming out with its own aftermarket keys and will require it to program them.