Use of ECU and Remapping for vehicles: Driving vehicles has become a must for the people covering long distance by road, and not only for them but for those who prefer travelling at less distance it is also important for them to buy a car and travel in it because a car can give all the necessary advantage to a person providing luxury and comfort. But did you ever think that we should also return the favour back by providing some advantage to them, jokes apart! It is very important to maintain the performance of the vehicle one owns for keeping up with better services which it provides and one does not have to keep changing the technical parts of the car. And if in case the car does not succeed in giving that expected return, one can go for ECU and Remapping services provided by companies with better experience and latest technology. Vehicle remapping is basically the modification/replacement of the manufactures default software on a vehicles ECU(Engine Control Unit) A vehicle remap replaces default software on the ECU, overwriting it with new software which can be programmed to optimize the cars overall performance. This is known as vehicle remapping because the ECU is essentially a program that controls how the engine works. When your car is remapped, the tuned software is plugged into your cars serial port (or OBD port) which then overwrites the engine map with the new version to enhance engine performance. The ability to flash directly through the OBD has brought the tuning industry on leaps and bounds, with constant development on the engine now being much quicker via the flash process; it has enabled Celtic Tuning to develop some of the best software in the world Chip tuning is the original definition of what modern day ECU Remapping has become. Chip tuning requires the removal of the EPROM from the ECU and the software is programmed to the chip on the bench. The software inside the chip is what is referred to as remapping, e.g. altering the standard software within a chip. Chip tuning or chipping has become less and less prevalent in the market place as, since 1996, OBD remapping has taken its place enabling remapping to be done via the OBD (on-board diagnostics) port. After knowing the meaning and what ECU and remapping does, many people get confused that does this remapping stuff going to damage the car? The process of remapping itself will not damage your car - if a map does not give the performance increase that was expected, one can at any point replace the cars' original map - always keep a backup. Some remapping firms try to push the cars'
performance past its physical limitations. This is dangerous, and whilst the short term benefits will be amazing performance, the life expectancy of the engine will be dramatically reduced. An experienced service provider or the company always do a full check on the car to make sure it will not have any problems when it is remapped, and keeps the maps well within the physical limitations of the car. This article was basically written for giving people the knowledge of what a company does to change the performance of the car or vehicle.