As Jim said the project is not dead, I just got busy with life in general but in the next month if Jim does not get the funds he needs then I will purchase the Motec system that he has mentioned. However if there is any other way to get the coding completed then that would be great as I am sure not many people want to spend 4k on a Motec system.
Oh yeah the purchase of my new car did not help with the funding of this project either lol!!
To clarify what ACG means, my first choice would be to implement something using the OEM DME and DCT control units as it's the most straightforward for mass use.
However, I have a deep burning desire to use a Motec standalone in an S85 car retaining full use of everything OEM. ACG and I discussed briefly and it's a massive programming effort, but worth it in the long run to bring a new ECU option for us.