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HPTuners HP Tuners GM Global B Vehicle Intelligence Platform VIP ECM ECU TCM TCU E99 Tuning Native C8 Corvette Cadillac CT4-V CT5-V Blackwing News SEMA General Motors Encrypted Cybersecurity

The very first article MC&T ever published back in 2019 was an exclusive report that detailed the upcoming cybersecurity of GM’s future products. Centered around the C8 Corvette Stingray at the time, as it wasn’t out yet, GM’s new Global B electrical architecture, aka GM Vehicle Intelligence Platform (VIP), introduced encrypted engine and transmission control units on new products, first starting with the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 families, and then onto the Corvette. Of course, all of it came true, and encrypted TCMs and ECMs are now also found on every variant of Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Corvette, and all new electric vehicles.

This layer of cybersecurity has been a major headache for the aftermarket, as it’s been a pain to reliably tune and upgrade the V8 engines of these cars with significant effect. In fairness, there have been some workaround solutions, but nothing appears to come quite as close to what we’re reporting today. HP Tuners, arguably the leader in aftermarket vehicle control modules, have announced GM Global B support on select vehicles.

HPTuners HP Tuners GM Global B Vehicle Intelligence Platform VIP ECM ECU TCM TCU E99 Tuning Native C8 Corvette Cadillac CT4-V CT5-V Blackwing News SEMA

At launch, HP Tuners will offer diagnostics and tuning support for the following GM control modules:
• E99 ECM: Found in GM vehicles like the 2020-2023 Corvette C8 Stingray and Cadillac CT5-V
and CT4-V Blackwing (and non-Blackwing variants).
• T93 TCM (limited support at launch): Found in E99 ECM-equipped GM vehicles with the 10-
speed automatic transmission.

In the coming months, HP Tuners plans to offer custom tuning support for the full line-up of GM’s
Global B controllers covering their most popular models. This includes new generations of the E90
ECM, E01 ECM, E66 ECM, and the remainder of T93 TCM support.

Now, it’s important to note that select HP Tuners GM Global B Authorized Dealers only at launch. The retail price for GM Global B E99 ECM support will start at $1,499 USD and 8 universal credits to license.

HPTuners HP Tuners GM Global B Vehicle Intelligence Platform VIP ECM ECU TCM TCU E99 Tuning Native C8 Corvette Cadillac CT4-V CT5-V Blackwing News SEMA

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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  1. 2022 Silverado Refresh with 6.2L and 10 speed , changed tire size because its a Trail boss and now speedo reads wrong , everything that works of the distance computer etc this auto stop function is a pain in the rear how soon are you guys going to help us truck guys out with this Global B ?

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