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"Trojan Horse" software?


Hi there,

Lets just say that you buy a software with an interface to tune your vehicle. You pay $xxx for the package, including some definitions.
So you spend many hours on the dyno and you come out with an optimal tune for your bike, you gained XXwhp and payed $xxx for the dyno and tuner time.
How would you feel if the software transmited the map data from your machine to a remote database?
The database owner can either distribute each file for free or at a price without your permission.

I am not saying that this happens but i am not saying that this doesnt happen. :)

Feelings and thoughts on this?



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If the Woolich Racing Tuned software detects a stock bin file that is not already in the software it prompts the user to send it through to us with relevant details so we can add it to the software for them to use, it wont allow them to flash until the bin file has been added, we do this to ensure that they are tuning with the same stock bin file and revision that came with the ECU.

We do not under any circumstances collect tuned bin files though, we have the Woolich Racing Map Share that allows our customers to share their tuned bin files if they choose to. But these are really just a starting point for further tuning as in my opinion every bike should be tuned as an individual, so there is little value in someone else tune.

Which company are you referring to? Or is this just a hypothetical?



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I am not going to reveal any names or anything!
The situation is not hypothetical and i ask for customers' (product users) feelings and thoughts on this move, that the product developer choose to take.

As i said above i am not going to reveal anything about the product. I just want to hear from people from this forum about this situation.

The reason that you ask for the bin file, if itsn't in your database, i consider it normal and a failsafe measure and yes you have to do that!
The Map Share is also a nice feature/place for users. Those who want to share, they just share.
And yes each vehicle is different and should be tuned as an individual.

So nothing to worry about!

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