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    • Tuning Game Changer? Haltech Nexus R5

      This is the new flagship product from Haltech set to be officially unveiled at the PRI (Performance Racing Industry) show. BoostAddict noticed various tuners raving about how it will change the game so the hype is there.


      What is it? An ECU, PDM, wi-fi module, wideband controller and a data logger all in one.

      What is NEXUS?


      NEXUS R5 Features:

      18 x high current injector drivers
      12 x ignition drivers
      12 x 8A outputs
      4 x 25A outputs
      23 x AVI
      10 x SPI
      8 x DPO
      2 x knock control
      3 x independent CAN bus systems
      Dual DBW control
      Wireless communication
      150 channel, 1kHz logging with 512MB of logging space
      Dual channel O2 wideband controller capable of running LSU4.9 and NTK sensors
      Auto transmission control
      A brand new, easy to use, intuitive software

      The NEXUS series will supplement the existing Elite Series.
      The Elite Series will continue to be developed and supported.

      We will have to wait and see what tuners do with it and what applications the Nexus R5 sees but tuners are excited to have a device that basically is everything all in one.

      A data logger
      A power distribution module
      A dual channel universal wideband controller
      A high speed wi-fi communications module
      A new generation engine management system

      All natively interconnected with each other.
      All programmable with one single piece of software.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: Tuning Game Changer? Haltech Nexus R5 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 7 Comments
      1. yandizzle's Avatar
        yandizzle -
        Not trying to be negative, but nothing like introducing another security vulnerability to your car..I would hope someone only uses this at the track. I am trying to see the advantages of wifi other than convenience.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by yandizzle Click here to enlarge
        Not trying to be negative, but nothing like introducing another security vulnerability to your car..I would hope someone only uses this at the track. I am trying to see the advantages of wifi other than convenience.
        It's a fair point. Scary to think it could be hacked remotely.
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's a fair point. Scary to think it could be hacked remotely.
        It may not be broadcasting its SSID. It should be able to be silent if the user chooses.
      1. rileyg's Avatar
        rileyg -
        I would think it would be to make remote tuning more convenient. I think this is a great piece of kit. Might have to get rid of the infinity and fuse box on the race car and get one of these.
      1. Steve B. CBR's Avatar
        Steve B. CBR -
        Should be no different than your modem or router at home.
      1. yandizzle's Avatar
        yandizzle -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Steve B. CBR Click here to enlarge
        Should be no different than your modem or router at home.
        If thats the case is there antivirus installed? What is the security? Is there encryption? Nothing like ransomware making you pay to drive your car ..One could steal your car with one key stroke with CANBUS
      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        This is not something that will be installed on tens of thousands of specific cars that will be easily identifiable as having this particular ECU. The chances that some hacker is going to identify your car as having this exact ECU and know exactly how to manipulate it are very slim. In fact, the mass produced factory ECU and security system you will probably be replacing with this module will be much more vulnerable to being compromised, because there are many more people out there familiar with stealing cars that have mass produced ECU’s.