MotoGP‘s Grand Prix Commission announced the series will adopt a standardized Engine Control Unit hardware and software programming for all entries starting with the 2016 season.
At the moment, all teams are required to use a standard ECU hardware supplied by Magneti Marelli. Teams competing under the Factory option are allowed to use their own proprietary software programming while Open option participants must use standardized software.
From 2016 onwards, however, all teams will adopt a standard ECU software developed with input from all current and prospective MotoGP class participants. This includes current manufacturers Ducati, Honda and Yamaha, as well as Aprilia which produces machines for private teams, and Suzuki, which plans to enter the series in 2015.
Participants will be able to provide input and monitor software development through a private website.
[Source: MotoGP; Photo by GEPA Pictures]