Don't know about Rywire. I have not had anything to do with them or any project they are working on.
The vast majority of AEM EV customers are dealers developing either complete or partial kits and it's not our place to say what they are doing. Some are already out there and of those the biggest is Cascadia (Reinhart Motion/AM Racing) but they are most definitely not the DIY crowd and their customers projects seem to fly way under the radar until they release them as fully formed products. That's why we do videos on some of our vehicles because if we didn't then there would be no publicity at all. Vehicles like the Ford Cobra Jet 1400
were built and running in 2019 but didn't get announced till mid-2020 and only in the last 6 months has it been out and about for people to see in person. The lead time on these projects is huge.
With all that said, the DIY application for the VCU200 or VCU300 as a stand alone device is fairly limited. It is a comprehensive vehicle controller that manages everything in the vehicle, because of this, it is not a casually installed add-on component. It needs to be designed in to the system from the very start because it will control everything
and if you don't have it controlling everything then you are better off not using it. It wants to have full control over your contactors, Inverter, OBC, DCDC, BMS, J1772, Pumps, Fans, AC Compressor... everything because it's all functionally interconnected. Casually installing the VCU isn't possible, it's all or nothing. But because it is spec'd out at the very start of a vehicle concept and it is a relatively new product, I suspect you wont see the drive kits of finished vehicles the currently shipping VCU200 modules are going into for a while yet. I cant change that.