Our team is working hard to complete this module since we receive many emails from owners asking for single vin.Give owners the ability to do most actual diagnostic stuff at a reasonable cost. Im sure most owners dont care about reprogramming keys or anything that we will likely never have to use, immobilizer systems etc...
I need this for my 570s that I rebuilt after a front end collision. Just to reset the airbag faults etc. Can you sale me a short term license for my application.Our team is working hard to complete this module since we receive many emails from owners asking for single vin.
We will write here and on our website soon .
Hello dearI need this for my 570s that I rebuilt after a front end collision. Just to reset the airbag faults etc. Can you sale me a short term license for my application.
Hello dearDear Golden Motors,
FIRST... Let me say THANK YOU!
We are excited by the software you have obviously invested much money and resources into creating. I think I can speak for everyone here in that we believe if your software is capable of doing everything you advertised, then it is valuable to the owners and we want you to make a profit on you investment so your company will thrive for the long term and this community will benefit from the product as well! (That would be a "WIN-WIN" scenario for everyone)
I would suggest the "one VIN solution" is the most logical path for the software vendor. We can easily do quick math and calculate the number of cars McLaren has built per year worldwide. And then make approximations as to how many owners are DIY (and would consider purchasing software) and the rest of the owners will always go to the dealership no matter what the issues might be.
The actual number of "potential" customers for this software is much lower than for other super sports car brands so capturing this market early is critical for any software company to not have wasted their money investing in making this software for a specific brand of automobile. PLEASE Follow my thought process for just a minute and I hope it makes sense...
I'm an owner of the 12C P11 platform, and I would pay at the most 1,000.00 MAXIMUM for a single VIN license. I AM RARE! MOST WOULD NOT PAY THIS MUCH... you need to have options availalbe at lower price points as well. HERE"S WHY....
Any more than 1,000.00 dollars (USA money) and I can do the necessary mechanical repairs myself, and then just pay the dealership "one hour" labor to reset the ECU or clear any codes after those repairs (this is exactly what I've done for the past 4 years, and I've only needed the dealer to reset my ECU three times, which is still a lot less than 1,000.00 to purchase some software to reset it myself)
I don't believe the average owner keeps a sports car much longer than two or three years before they trade up to something different, so most McLaren owners will have a hard time justifying a price as much as 1,000.00 for ANY DIY software solution because they may never recoup the upfront expense by doing it themselves. (Don't be greedy, or you will end up with very little marketshare in the McLaren community.)
The Porsche community is a great example of single user VIN software that is capable and priced well. Just Google search DURAMETRIC.
Durametric has "Enthusiast Kits" (basically single VIN License starting at 287.00), and their "Pro Kit" is for shops using unlimited VIN's for 735.00.
I suggest different levels of software offered to the users. (below is just an example of what each level could offer)
level I - (Single VIN) Can download the software and have the ability to scan the ECU and read all codes. Maybe even let the user download the software for free, allowing them to explore the menus and functions (which would be locked until they purchase)
level II - (Single VIN) Ability to reset codes, adaptations, oil service intervals, etc
level III - (Multi VIN) Allow to reprogram/flash update ECUs and CAN BUS modules. (most individual owners will never use this functionality for fear of "bricking" a computer module)
HERE IS THE CHALLENGE FOR THE SOFTWARE VENDOR! IF YOU INITIALLY PRICE THIS TOO HIGH "RIGHT NOW" BECAUSE YOU THINK HAVE LITTLE OR NO COMPETITION, THEN "WATCH OUT" BECAUSE YOU LEAVE A LOT OF ROOM FOR SOME OTHER SOFTWARE PROVIDER TO UNDER CUT YOUR BLOATED PRICING MODEL AND TAKE THE MARKET SHARE FROM YOU FOREVER.
I suggest if this software vendor sets their pricing to something that is very reasonable, then you will find a much larger adoption from the consumers NOW which could potentially discourage the "next" software vendor from even considering this brand as a potential market to write software for.
Basically, by pricing what you have fairly now, you could be the next "Durametric" preferred software provider in the McLaren community with little or no future competition. (regarding the Porsche world, I think most people will tell you to forget about trying any "new" or "latest and greatest" software, just use Durametric which has been proven reliable for more than 10 years, plus the price is so reasonable on a consumer level, why spend your money with another "brand new" vendor and take your chances of being disappointed or getting ripped off?)
FWIW - We owners already have the opportunity to purchase emulation software exactly mirroring the McLaren Factory software to program our cars for way less than you just offered this software at 6,000.00 Lira. (and every McLaren owner that has been on this forum for more than 30 days already knows where to get it).
If I'm going to pay that much, I would much rather spend my money on the "Sure Thing" that I already know works 100% correctly, 100% of the time. (Pleas know I am not saying this new software has any flaws (I have never used it or seen it in use) All I am I'm saying is if the cost is the same, most customers would rather buy something that is already established and has proven to work in all situations)
In summary - Jump in and become the PREFERRED software vendor and give the owners something we really need at an exceptional value! THEN the owners will become your loyal customers making your company the real winner for the long run!