Ford selects Revolve Technologies for hybrid ECU supply
Ford has appointed Essex-based Revolve Technologies as its European Quality Calibration Modifier (QCM). Fully programmed engine control units (ECUs) can give manufacturers of hybrid vehicles improved reliability and fuel economy.
Hybrid vehicle OEMs can now use Ford engines with optimized engine management parameters, based on full technical information obtained through the authorized and supported QCM route. Previously, they had to purchase their ECUs for each engine design from third parties with no access to Ford parameters that are essential to maximizing performance from hybrid engines.
Revolve’s Engineering Manager, Bryn Slaney, said, “There are many new opportunities to take advantage of this new development, as we now have infinitely variable control over what can be offered. Niche OEMs and volume producers of hybrid and conventional vehicles will benefit.”
Paul McDermott, Sales Director of Ford Component Sales, said, “By giving Revolve access to an ‘open/development’ ECU, they can start work with the base calibration of a current Ford vehicle, and then work with customers, adjusting calibration settings to suit the customer’s application or vehicle."
The Revolve formal QCM partnership is already in place for conventional engines.