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    Just in time for the SEMA Show, EFILive is pleased to announce Cummins 2006+ BBR (Black Box Reading). At present this software enhancement is in restricted BETA only.

    A requirement of our new V8 software core is to allow us to adapt EFILive to any make of ECM rather than being tied to specific GM models.

    On and off we have been spending R&D time on the Cummins Diesel ECM's (and others) inconjunction with our V8 software project. We've hit some hurdles along the way (including hardware issues), but have had some major wins as well. As our V8 software develops so will many other exciting projects.

    At this point of time ONLY BBR reading functionality is being tested. We have no development time frame for tuning or scanning - this initial release is really to ensure our requirements for V8 work as designed. Our BETA test isn't being extended to anyone who currently isn't apart of our BETA program at this point of time.

    Vehicles covered in this test include
    2006 - 2009 5.9L
    2007 - 2010 6.7L

    So, if you're coming to SEMA come down to booth 21754 and discuss our Cummins developments with the EFILive team Ross and Paul will both be on hand to discuss our products, and while in the USA, they will also be doing extensive Cummins testing.

    We plan to release this update in public once we are happy it's all working 100%.

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    It's nice to see EFILive expanding supported vehicles.
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    Wonder how many rental car places rent Cummins trucks...hehe
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    From a Cummins guy, I just want to say thanks!!

    I have no idea what the "Black Box Reading" is or means, but if this is like the EFILive for the Duramax, your gonna have a winner on your hands when the tuning/logging is finalized!

    I need to learn more about EFI now...

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    It's really just a small piece of the puzzle 07dodge. But it's a start and the exercise at this early stage was to ensure our new software core that will replace our current software in 2010 is happy to work with non GM platforms.
    The Black Box Reading is simply a test for our hardware to be able to read the contents out of the ECM in the vehicle. Sounds simple, but it's full of tricks to get right and we needed to test this before progressing.
    In the time we've spent with the Cummins we have learnt a fair amount on that ECM which can only lead to good things down the track.
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    I have some questions.

    1. From what I understand there are only 2 people who actually are working on Efi-live's......projects (for lack of knowing what to call them). Is that correct?

    2. If there was a bunch of interest from the Cummins market would it push you at all to be more active with developing tuning capabilities for us?

    3. If you were to get this done would the tuning parameter's and aspects be similar to what is offered for the Duramax? At the same cost?

    4. Could you explain or post a link to an explanation to Black Box Reading

    I understand much of your answers may just be speculation, but when there's nothing else to do............I like to speculate
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    What about older trucks? Are you guys going to do 03-05s? This is very nice to hear more support for the Cummins motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandaholic View Post
    I have some questions.

    1. From what I understand there are only 2 people who actually are working on Efi-live's......projects (for lack of knowing what to call them). Is that correct?
    That is correct, just two of us. But there is more than two in the company, but for R&D and software there is two.

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    2. If there was a bunch of interest from the Cummins market would it push you at all to be more active with developing tuning capabilities for us?
    Probably not, if we didn't think there was interest we would not have gone as far as we have with them. Our resellers and users give us a pretty good idea on what we need to try to expand in to so we already know what is popular.

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    3. If you were to get this done would the tuning parameter's and aspects be similar to what is offered for the Duramax? At the same cost?
    We would certainly aim to offer as much tuning support as the Duramax has, but of course being an ECM designed by a different company not everything will be the same.
    We are not about to take advantage of people on price, though nothing has been set yet. But it would probably be along similar lines to the Duramax.

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    4. Could you explain or post a link to an explanation to Black Box Reading
    Black box reading is simply a term to describe our hardware reading the contents of an ECM without the need for a PC. Whilst this sounds trivial, the process of doing this is the foundation of our new software to replace the current version 7.

    Quote Originally Posted by chrleb2 View Post
    What about older trucks? Are you guys going to do 03-05s? This is very nice to hear more support for the Cummins motor.
    I can't give you can exact answer at this stage as they use the SCI bus, not CAN. But the CAN models (2006+) will be given development preference at this stage.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks for the info Ross

    This is certainly long-awaited good news in the Cummins world. Yall almost made me buy a GMC so I could play with EFI....I realize its likely a ways off yet, but its still better than nothing.

    You guys have a heck of a product. Keep up the good work

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    Thanks for the quick response........now get back to work
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