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Alan N.

Location:

Belmont, CA
Hometown: San Bruno, CA

Member since:

February 8, 2014

Please share a little about who you are and your interest in this Meetup, e.g. do you work in the auto industry (or want to?) or are you more of a hobbyist/enthusiast? Are you a gearhead that tweaks cars in "conventional" ways?

When you buy a new car, there are lots of customizations available. Everything from electronics, to transmission, to spoiler. Sometimes there is even an option in which engine you can get. However, once you've driven it off the lot and had a proper chance to break it in, you may find that you wouldn't mind a tweak here and there. Maybe you'd like to sacrifice a bit of fuel economy for some extra power. Or maybe you're ok with the extra wear and tear associated with raising the rev limit by 300rpm. Maybe in addition to your traction control having ON and OFF modes, you'd like a 50% mode. Unfortunately, today the options are somewhat limited. Piggyback ECUs usually just don't cut it. Flashing the OEM ECU seems dangerous. Custom ECUs are pricey and overly complicated. If only there was a simple interface that allowed you to really personalize your driving experience.

Introduction

If there was decent money in it, I'd happily be a mechanic. Alas, I am a software engineer. Definitely looking for a way to combine my passion and talent.


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