According to Bild newspaper, Formula One technical committee is discussing a ban for onstantly-changing helmet livery designs.
According to Tobias Gruner, Auto Motor und Sport correspondent, there are signs Mercedes is one step ahead.
Mercedes drivers have a slightly different view on Massa's move to Williams team.
If the system had already been in place, both Ferrari drivers would have championships: Massa not Hamilton in 2008, and Alonso not Vettel in 2012.
The magazine said the complex electronic mapping system, although entirely legal, is able to put Renault's V8 engine down to just four-cylinders under certain circumstances.
By Berthold Bouman, F1 Correspondent
The 28-year-old acknowledged that the 2014 rules revolution is a "huge opportunity" for a works outfit like Mercedes.