Trully impressive we appreciate the choices, power and control this will enable owners to have . When will others be able to use it ? and how ?
There are 3 different editions planned. Exact costs will be confirmed once I have the device I am getting manufactured in China back in a production ready state. It won't be a crazy price so virtually everyone will be able to enjoy its benefits.
1. Fully open source (free for entire community)
edition which is hosted on github and I will provide more extensive details about how to use it shortly. This is a technical app but includes the full source-code. With it you can do a lot of impressive things but without the user convenience and ease of use. Still if your technically inclined I will provide an SDK to allow 3rd parties to develop plug-ins so they can offer consumer and garages add on's for payment. Hopefully this will encourage others to participate in this exciting project and get involved.
2. Licensed edition for consumers.
Aimed at ease of use but it will require a monthly subscription to a SIM data service for the weekly/monthly updates *or* you can opt to sync it to your Wifi hotspot if sim data services are too expensive in your area. E.g. via phone or home lan say while in your garage. This allows you to install an app on your phone and do all kinds of very clever tricks such as remotely see lock status of your car. I'm even going to add a valet mode which restricts revs to 4,000 for example which you control on your phone so that a valet parking attendant cannot race your car. Switchable maps on a 360 even such as control of exhaust valves, etc.. You control it with the app. Hundreds of features on the roadmap with new ones added weekly and automatically pushed to your phone...
3. Licensed edition for garages.
Aimed at expert techs, again pricing model yet to be confirmed but with it you can execute hundreds of tests and it also data logs months of analysis back to the cloud so you can see the decline of say a battery or the DV-E (Throttle body) starting to become critically close to the end of its working life, o2 sensors starting to become slow to respond, etc. With this you can recommend repairs before they leave the owner at the side of the road. The aim is you can do much more than an official Ferrari SDx series computer and will ultimately replace it. More like the level a Bosch system calibrator has access to
A bit of a steep learning curve but you become a true expert on the car's electronics as you go through this.