SEMA Virtual Education

The Future of Tuning

Recorded On: 08/25/2022

Cars have become more complex and computer-controlled; virtually every major system in new cars is connected and because vehicle safety systems are involved, OEMS often lock down access to their computer controls, limiting the aftermarket’s access to these complex systems.

Join Chris Johnson, Founder of SCT and JMS Performance Group, as he shares critical information on how vehicle tuners, powertrain calibration engineers, and manufacturers of aftermarket powertrain products for late-model, gas-powered vehicles can continue to modify vehicles with complex computer-control systems. Viewers will get expert insight on what the future of tuning looks like, and how innovative software companies can help.

Participants will walk away with knowledge on:

  • • If the industry will continue to be able to tune or recalibrate popular vehicle models
  • • How this access will be achieved
  • • What the chances are that certain models will remain locked out for the aftermarket
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Chris Johnson


Derive Systems, SCT and JMS Chip

For over 29 years, Chris has focused on creating innovative electronic products and brands in the OE light truck, automotive and aftermarket space. Between 1989 and 2003, Chris held engineering positions with: AT&T, Bell Laboratories, US Government, Lucent Technologies and Avaya. In 2003, Chris left Avaya to form Superchips Custom Tuning. This was a joint venture that created software to calibrate the ECU's of light duty vehicles. At the end of 2007, Chris partnered with a Private Equity group to form SCT. In 2013, Chris and SCT exchanged Private Equity partners and changed their name to Derive Systems. Derive has 185 employees across three locations in the United States. 


The Future of Tuning
08/25/2022 at 11:00 AM (PDT)  |  Recorded On: 08/25/2022
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