Carly launches engine mapping app

Carly – Connected Car has unveiled its first Android app for motorists to change their vehicle engine mapping by phone.

Available initially for BMW diesel models, including certain 1,3,5,6,7 and X models, the app has been comprehensively trialled with over 500,000km of driving in the real world. Results from Carly’s own testing have shown improvements in acceleration; reducing 0-60 mph times by up to 25% alongside gains in mid-range acceleration to increase responsiveness, offering a helpful boost for overtaking.

‘In the past, if you wanted extra performance it meant a trip to a garage and a time-consuming process to get any improvement,’ said Avid Avini, Carly’s co-founder. ‘Now, with a phone and our adapter, you can do it all in less than ten minutes. It’s simple, reversible and a very cost-effective route to more performance.’

As well as uploading a higher performance engine tuning map Carly’s app offers additional paid for options such as disabling the maximum speed limiter and exhaust gas recirculation. Fully-secure, the app is reversible it can be uploaded and restored to standard configuration at any time.

Initially available for BMW models built between 2003 and 2009, including E8X 1 Series, E9X 3 Series, E6X 5, 6 and 7 Series. Carly is working on developing versions for other vehicle brands.