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$345
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 14 2019 12:10 PM UTC +00:00

About

 Imagine if you bought a new phone and weren’t able to change the background, screen brightness, ringer volume, etc.  Just like your phone, your vehicle has a lot of settings that can be changed.  ECRI lets you change those settings wirelessly and customize your vehicle just as easily as customizing your phone.

 My name is Kevin Wyas, creator of ECRI.  After working in the automotive industry for nearly 20 years, I was amazed at how difficult programmers were to use and how expensive it was to buy a scanning tool that could program multiple vehicles. 

It was this lack of accessible, easy-to-use programmers that inspired me to sell my business and create ECRI. Two years later, I’m excited to get ECRI launched and working for all types of car owners. 

ECRI is a patent-pending technology allows you to program a potentially unlimited number of settings on vehicles wirelessly via the ECRI app, something no other programmer can do. 

 Download the app to your iOS or Android phone or tablet.  Open the ECRI app and you will see it trying to connect.  Plug the ECRI device in the OBD port.  Your ECRI app will finish connecting, decode your vin, retrieve a list of available settings from our server and display those settings along with their current values in a list for you.  Select the setting(s) you wish to change and type in a new value.  Click the write programming button, then follow the on-screen prompts.  

Within seconds your vehicle will be updated.  After programming, unplug the ECRI device and keep it for next time, or share it with a friend.

 ECRI’s GPS Speedometer Calibration collects data as you drive and analyzes it in real time. 

When you open the GPS Speedo screen of the app, ECRI automatically starts collecting GPS data and vehicle speedometer data.  As you drive, ECRI compares hundreds of these data-points to calculate your actual tire size with 99% confidence!  We have found that after 1-2 minutes of maintaining a speed, ECRI has been calculating the new tire size to within +/- 0.15 inches!  This takes all of the guesswork out of setting your tire size…no measuring, no reading sidewalls, just plug in and drive.  No other method of speedometer calibration is easier or more accurate.

Currently, the options for consumers to reprogram their vehicles is not ideal and can become costly. 

 Currently, ECRI can wirelessly change tire size, axle and transfer case gear ratios, daytime running light mode, and tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) threshold.

 Why would I need this?

  • I installed larger/smaller than stock tires
  • Tire manufacturers are allowed a large degree of variance from the advertised tire size, so a different brand of the stock size tires may throw off speedometer
  • Even with OEM installed tires, speedometers may be off by up to 5%                          
    • The speedometer normally reads faster than the real speed to account for tire pressure fluctuations and other factors that come in to play through normal use of the vehicle.
    • We let the user select if they want this difference and how what percent

  • In northern climates, people change from winter to summer tires each fall/spring...these tires might not both be the same size.
  • Corrects speedometer (know how fast you’re really going…don’t get a ticket)
  • Gives accurate data to other modules, which corrects transmission shift points and stability control features

 Have you changed your gears recently? 

Newer vehicles require these settings to be updated. If this isn’t programmed correctly, the vehicle will go in limp mode, nearly disabling the entire vehicle. 


 Have you moved recently?

Imagine you moved to Germany and shipped your vehicle there, they may have different DRL requirements than America.  Fix that yourself in seconds!

Commercially operated vehicles may want to enable full time DRL for driver safety…Do the entire fleet with one device!


 Does this light keep turning on?

Make this light turn off! You can even increase or lower the PSI threshold on your car to better match your tires. 

 ECRI is simple to use. Take it out of the box and plug it in your car's OBD port! Connect it to your phone, using Bluetooth, to start customizing. It's as easy as that. 

Each vehicle requires a vehicle unlock. You can purchase vehicle unlocks through the mobile app. 

 ECRI can be installed in seconds!

Does ECRI work with my car?

With the ECRI app you can customize all of the settings for your car. ECRI is compatible with:

  • Apple devices: iOS 9+
  • Android devices: 5+ 

Android and iOS both require internet (cellular or WiFi), Bluetooth 4 and GPS. 

 We are so excited to bring ECRI to market! 

 Support us by selecting a reward and get your hands on an ECRI device!

 We’re asking for $10,000 during this campaign in order to manufacture our first production run with a stretch goal of $100,000.  If we reach our stretch goal of $100,000, we will expedite new applications, having them available before units ship.  The first vehicle we are working on is the 2018 and newer Jeep Wranglers.

 In 2001, Kevin turned his passion for Jeeps into a successful eCommerce business that he would continue to operate for the next 16 years.  During that time he was able to learn hands-on the in's and out's of e-Commerce and the aftermarket automotive industry.  Kevin traveled to numerous events from California to Pennsylvania, allowing the opportunity to experience regional automotive trends first hand.  With doing that, Kevin was one of the first to perform a Hemi conversion on a Jeep JK and has been featured in several national publications for his innovative work throughout the years.  Kevin's unique combination of detailed automotive knowledge, a background in technology and business experience mean that backing ECRI is a wise investment in the future of the automotive aftermarket.

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Risks and challenges

ECRI prototype units have been produced and are currently in beta testing. The biggest risk we face currently is the delay in transitioning from small prototype manufacturing to larger scale production manufacturing. We have multiple plans in place to adapt to different size production runs to minimize this risk.

After production, our focus will be on adding new vehicle applications. This can be a slow process, which depends on the success of the campaign and the resources we have to work with. Because the OEMs don't offer guidance on the processes we are using, adding new applications is a virtual easter egg hunt...sometimes you don't find the egg.

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    Perfect if you have a shop...or a lot of friends...or no friends and a lot of vehicles.

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