Dr. James Truchard, president and CEO of National Instruments (NI), visited the Virginia Tech Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) project bay, a few months back. Dr. Truchard visited the Virginia Tech campus to see how HEVT is using NI equipment and software to design their EcoCAR. HEVT demonstrated their vehicle controller interface on the computer using NI products. The HEVT members also had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Truchard about his work experiences and life story.
Since NI equipment and technology has played an intrical role in HEVT’s hybrid vehicle development, the team was thrilled to meet the brains behind the company.