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Starlink: official availability map

Starlink, the new satellite Internet system that offers speeds of around 300Mpbs, has just released an official availability map: https://www.starlink.com/map This is what it looks like as of the date of this post: The plan is, in time, to have worldwide coverage. There is also a map of known users which you can find here. […]

ECU tuning – a pro tuner’s honest view

Modern vehicles have lots and lots of computers controlling every part of the vehicle’s systems and operation. And these computers have software which can be modified, and that changes the vehicle – power, efficiency, driveability and much more. Sounds good, right? Well, this is life and there’s no upside that doesn’t also have a downside. […]

Why “turn into the skid” is wrong

If you do any car control course, and you should if you’re into any form of motorsport of offroading, then you’ll need to learn the art and science of skid recovery. You may be told “turn into the skid” or “countersteer” or “turn out of the skid”. This isn’t wrong, but it’s not that helpful. […]

Brake traction control vs electronic stability control vs engine traction control – know your electronic traction systems

Electronic traction systems have been around for 25 or so years now, so it’s about time everyone learned how they work and what they are. The term traction control is an umbrella term used for several different, but related traction technologies. It is important to understand the differences: There is Brake Traction Control (BTC) which […]