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bootmod3: 0.30.00 Release - CustomROM Features + New Map Editor + UI Enhancements

By Dzenan Becic

bootmod3: 0.30.00 Release - CustomROM Features + New Map Editor + UI Enhancements
The most comprehensive bootmod3 software update is finally here and we are delighted to share it with everyone. Multiple features have been in development since mid 2020, many of which have been demo-ed to public throughout the time we were developing them. In December 2020 we completed development on the pre 2019 software S55s. We decided to finish 2019+ support as well and release it all together. It has endured a considerable delay from the initially planned release but we’ve managed to cover everything and in the process add even more functionality to the Map Editor and cover testing more extensively.
Our first release of the bootmod3 CustomROM is now ready for the S55 engine vehicles while we continue to work on adding these features to other vehicles in the bootmod3 lineup. Changes done for the S55 are being ported to the N55 vehicles followed by the B58.

To read about the bootmod3 CustomROM features available on the S55 engine refer to document below:

https://bootmod3.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BCS/pages/1962475521/bootmod3+CustomROM+Release+-+BMW+S55+Engine

To read about the changes in the new bootmod3 Map Editor, refer to this document:

https://bootmod3.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BCS/pages/1962475805/bootmod3+Map+Editor+Release

For Tuning Tables overview for Map Switching, Flex Fuel and AntiLag refer to this document:

https://bootmod3.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BCS/pages/1969520645/bootmod3+CustomROM+Tuning+-+S55+Engine

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bootmod3 electronics: Rev2 CANBus Integration Board

By Bertan Kazazic

bootmod3 electronics: Rev2 CANBus Integration Board
Exciting news from the bm3 electronics team! With the Rev1 version of our CANBus sensor hub board completed, and now focusing on an enclosure design, we have finalized our Rev2 design as well. As mentioned in our previous post, Rev2 board builds further on the Rev1 design by expanding its input sensing abilities and adds 6 outputs.
The smaller Rev1 board features configurable CANBus conversion for 2 frequency inputs (e.g. flex sensor input), and 3 analog 0-5v inputs and will be a lower cost option for those looking to simply hook up a flex fuel sensor and possibly monitor any other sensors needed (e.g. low pressure side fuel pressure sensor on N55/B58) and be able to get Flex Fuel running using BM3 custom software enhancements right inside the DME. For flex fuel sensor integration, Zeitronix ECA2 and any other similar boards are also supported.
The Rev2 board keeps the 2 frequency inputs like the Rev1, adds 2 EGT sensor inputs, expands from 3 to 8 analog 0-5v analog inputs and adds 6 outputs. All i/o is canbus integrated for sensing and control of canbus connected systems, primarily the DME. Both boards have integrated WiFi/BLE and all configuration is done over WiFi and integrated with the bm3 app/editor for ease of use by end users and tuners. Stay tuned for the release of many of the other new features we’ve been working on over the past year and more to follow on this board as firmware development is completed.
Some pictures of the board design below:

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bootmod3 Engineering Update: CANBus Expansion Board Rev 1 - Render

By Srdjan Bajat

bootmod3 Engineering Update: CANBus Expansion Board Rev 1 - Render

Really excited to show a render of the bootmod3 board undergoing firmware development. This board measures just 80mm by 50mm and already packs a heavy punch!

Board currently has multiple inputs (frequency and analog) and features CANBus integration and WiFi/BT for configurability. Rev2 of the board will also feature various outputs for activating/deactivating external aux systems (e.g. port injection, nitrous, etc), tuning it via tables integrated in the new bootmod3 editor.

Purpose of this board is to expand I/O capabilities of the factory engine computer (DME) and allow it to integrate with external sensors not already available on these cars (e.g. flex fuel sensor, meth flow/level sensor, port injection fuel injector duty, etc) and provide that data over CANBus to the DME for various tuning strategies. Any 3rd party products that support similar CANBus integration are also supported by bootmod3 (e.g. Zeitronix CANBus ECA2 flex sensor kit, etc). Integrating meth flow/tank level sensor data is a nice one and will allow for similar tuning strategies and failsafes as with flex fuel.

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Rolling ANTILAG - Steering wheel controls - New Feature Demo - bootmod3

By Zanin Fazlic

Rolling ANTILAG - Steering wheel controls - New Feature Demo - bootmod3

In the previous video we demonstrated bootmod3's on-the-fly map switching using steering wheel controls allowing users to flash the car once and then select between any 4 maps that can be custom tuned to suit your modifications, octane and racing needs.

In this video we're demonstrating another new tuning feature that is in the works by the bootmod3 dev team called ANTILAG. To trigger it you simple press UP and hold on the cruise button on the left side of the steering wheel. While holding it, the DME switches to an internal antilag tuning strategy and tables where antilag RPM, ignition timing, accelerator pedal threshold, target load/boost and other values can be configured to dial it in as needed.

In this demo, vehicle is a 2015 BMW F80 M3, RPM is set to around 4k rpm, with accel pedal threshold at 100% (driver needs to go WOT to trigger it). In 1-2 seconds after triggering it, this car running ASR Kratos turbos, is able to hit 30psi! Lag goodbye! :)

We've added logic to ensure pressing the button UP on its own does not trigger ANTILAG mode until pedal and RPM thresholds are reached (both of which are tunable in the map). In addition, any of the 4 on-the-fly switchable maps can be set to have antilag enabled or disabled so the user can configure it to their needs (e.g. map1 no antilag, but map4 all the antilag/boost :)

bootmod3's rolling antilag feature is end user configurable from the app on-demand so any of its parameters can be altered on-demand while driving without turning the engine off and reflashing.

All the advanced tuning features such as map switching, antilag, flex fuel, are in progress of being ported as many if not all vehicles currently supported by bootmod3. 

Hope you enjoy this video!

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bootmod3: Map Switching Demo Update, steering wheel and iOS/Android app controls

By Dzenan Becic

bootmod3: Map Switching Demo Update, steering wheel and iOS/Android app controls

Exciting new update from the bootmod3 dev team!

For this new demo we've managed to move controls for map switching to the steering wheel cruise buttons. You activate it by pressing the Resume button, and switching among 4 map slots (expandable if needed at a future date) by using the up/down button that are typically used to increase/decrease speed when cruise control is active. OEM cruise control functionality remains in tact and map switching can be done with the engine off, on and while driving.

This video was done on our 2015 F80 M3 with the MEVD17.2.G DME and applies to all S55 engine vehicles. Support for these features is in progress for all other vehicle models bootmod3 supports today.

Enjoy the vid while we continue making progress with many other advanced tuning features such as BM3 FlexFuel, Antilag and many others. Cheers!

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bootmod3: New Feature Release v0.10.099

By Bertan Kazazic

bootmod3: New Feature Release v0.10.099
Release 0.10.099 is now out. Changes include:
  • New Logging Support: Expanded datalogging abilities through RAM channels on MG1 and MG1 Aurix DME cars (e.g. all variants of the B58 engine including the A90 Supra, S58 in the X3M. See pic of a sample bm3 datalog from an M140i B58 test car attached.
  • In combination with non-RAM channels you're able to concurrently capture over 70 channels at over 20 samples per second!
  • MEVD support is in testing across ROMs and on the way.
  • Google Chrome is now our officially supported browser. Those using Safari will see a not-supported message displayed.
  • Maps download and save right inside the browser for in-browser map management. When flashing a map for the very first time you'll see a popup asking to 'Accept' using browser storage. This feature is the first in a series of upcoming features to allow richer offline user experience (already works with mobile apps).
  • Fix for mobile browsers, tapping on input fields (e.g. tap on username field on login or anywhere inside the app) would zoom-in the screen throwing off the UI until a user would refresh.
  • N20-EWG Startup Roar added
  • N55-PWG Selective DTC Code Removal
  • Updated OBD Agent to 0.10.099
MG1/MG1 Aurix New RAM Channels listing:
 
=== Boost Category
Boost Setpoint
Distribution Factor (Turbine/Wastegate)
WGDC (Base)
WGDC (Adder)
WGDC (Actual)
Turbine Base
Turbine Adder
Turbine (Actual)
WGDC (I-Gain)
WGDC (D-Gain)
WGDC (P-Gain)
Boost Target (Intake Manifold)
Airmass for Boost Control
 
=== Load Category
Load (Limit)
Load (Target)
Load (Actual)
 
=== Turbo / Wastegate Category
Target Mass Flow (Corrected for Boost Control)
Target Mass Flow (Exhaust Manifold)
 
=== Ignition Category
Ignition Timing (per Cylinder) (Target Corr.)
Ignition Timing Corr. (per Cylinder)
Ignition Timing (per Cylinder)
Ignition Mode (Cold/Warm)
Ignition Mode (Spool)
Ignition Correction (Total)
Ignition Target
 
=== Fuel Injection Category
Relative Fuel Mass
=== Torque Category
Torque for Load (Target)
Torque (Actual)
Torque (Target)

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bootmod3: Selective Code Removal through Map Config - New Feature!

By Bertan Kazazic

bootmod3: Selective Code Removal through Map Config - New Feature!

We've added a new feature to enable users to selectively remove DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) on maps. In the cases of extensive hardware mods relating to the engine or its accessories there are times when its nice to turn off certain codes from coming up.

This DOES NOT in any way help resolve any mechanical issues one may be having. In some other cases, turning off a code will also not resolve an issue where additional custom tuning is necessary to fully address the problem.

However, in situations where the source/cause of a given code are well understood and users are comfortable turning it off to 'clean things up' this is a really neat feature to get that done.

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bootmod3 v0.10.093 system update - Now Available!

By Bertan Kazazic

bootmod3 v0.10.093 system update - Now Available!

bootmod3 system update 0.10.093 is out along with the new OBD Agent. Changes include:

  • Additional vehicle support
  • Ability to datalog secondary DME on dual DME cars (e.g. S63tu, N63tu)
  • Changes to datalogging configuration screen splitting Default and Other channels along with an Advanced tab for configuring RAM channels covering a large number of new channels across various software versions supported. "Advanced" tab isn't available outside of bm3 internal dev test cars just yet but will be open to a wider beta and public release very soon. More details to follow soon.
  • Offline Mode menu item accessible while logged in to allow for easy toggle between online and offline modes while logged in
  • Various minor UI updates and fixes

Number of other really cool tuning features are in the works and hoping to release them soon.

App releases to iOS App Store and Google Play store on the way!

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