Augment Automotive was formed to address issues with tuning and maintaining the Porsche 944 series of cars, primarily the 944 Turbo aka 951. We felt the primary issue to be addressed was the need for a tune-able engine management system with modern features and functionality. So we started a project to develop a solution. The end result of this project is AugTronic, a complete engine management system designed by us from the ground up for the Porsche 944.
In order to develop AugTronic we wrote our own engine management software from the ground up. This ’embedded’ software runs on the processor on the AugTronic ECU and controls all aspects of engine operation. In addition we programmed the accompanying tools including the boot-loader, the firmware flashing tool and our own tuning software known as Augment Automotive 3D Tuner.
The software development is a long term, ongoing and difficult process but not the only challenge. There are many complex aspects to the management of an internal combustion engine that we had to learn through rigorous experimentation, testing and research. The end goal would not have been reached without significant perseverance and support from friends and family.
This invaluable experience has created a company that can provide bespoke engine management solutions including software and hardware development. As well as producing our own products we would be interested in working with partners to help them achieve their engine management goals. We can work to any available standards and have our own in house quality management systems.