Thread: ECU Coding etc.
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      04-15-2013, 10:59 PM   #2
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Being a software engineer by profession isn't going to cut it. You not only need to know intimately how a car's electronics works at a very low level, and how it communicates with all the other pieces of the car to make it turn on and move, but also how to reverse engineer and rewrite chunks of codes and parameters specific to that ECU to gain performance ... all without the source code available.

It's not like you can call Siemens and ask for the MS S65 ECU support line and get answers for how their code works. I suspect, but cannot confirm, that most coders have a good deal of industry contacts and insiders that give them strategic guidance in order for them to access the parameters needed for them to tune the cars.