Pi Innovo, designer-developer of innovative electronic systems based in Plymouth, Michigan, has collaborated with AGA Systems Inc. of Kaysville, Utah to build a new diagnostic interface module for AGA Systems’ compressed natural gas (CNG)-gasoline bi-fuel vehicles.
The bi-fuel system diagnostic module is based on Pi Innovo’s flexible OpenECU® M220 control module, which gives AGA Systems the freedom to develop its own software and unique control methodologies with an electronic module ideal for low to medium volume commercial and automotive applications. AGA Systems has achieved EPA certification for its bi-fuel system for General Motors light duty truck and SUV platforms, which operates seamlessly with the original manufacturer’s engine control system.
The new bi-fuel system diagnostic module monitors driver inputs and vehicle conditions, and allows seamless switching between gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG). The module has custom diagnostic monitors for the secondary fuel, and supports standard CAN automotive diagnostic scanners connected directly to the factory diagnostic port.
Aaron Stuart, VP of Engineering and Technology at AGA Systems said, “We found the OpenECU tool chain to be very easy to use … we are able to write our own software updates and implement them within hours.”
“AGA Systems is a great company to work with, and this collaboration is a perfect example of how OpenECU can offer our customers a way to launch their product offerings quickly and effectively, and at the same time keep control of the intellectual property that gives them an edge in their market,” said Dr. Walter Lucking, CEO of Pi Innovo.
(Source: Pi Innovo)