AUTO UPGRADES was launched to make cutting edge car tuning available to everyone. Only the best is good enough!
We take the responsibility of remapping your vehicle very seriously and employ OEM (manufacturer) methodology and procedures to our work. We also use the most sophisticated development and test tools available.
We pride ourselves on our superior customer service. Our expert technical knowledge and qualifications set us apart from our competitors and allows us to provide an industry-leading tuning. Test it for yourself by booking your vehicle tune today.
While working at the very cutting edge of automotive development at the world’s largest automotive OEMs from 2001-06 it became very clear to the founder Lars Wahlmann, that the emphasis on the drive cycle emissions was causing cars to be calibrated in such a way that the cars would meet the various emissions tests but the real world emissions were actually no better as a result of this.
The software tools used in calibration of the maps that control things such as fuel injection, ignition timing and boost pressure had features to make identification of where on the maps the ECU tuning had been running during the testing and these areas only were calibrated in order to meet the prescribed standards.
As a result of the way the legislation was written when a vehicles engine is operating in a region where it might be on an emissions drive cycle it operates in quite a different manner than when it is outside such a region. The problem is when transitioning from one mode of operation to another it is almost impossible to keep the emissions to a minimum, it is equally detrimental to fuel economy and driveability.
In short the way Automotive OEMs calibrate vehicles because of the emissions legislation and competitive market in which they operate has caused almost all of the cars on our roads today to have reasonably poor emissions, fuel economy and performance relative to what is actually possible. Auto Upgrades envisaged cars that are calibrated to deliver optimum performance, drive-ability, fuel economy and great real world emissions.
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