EcoCAR 2 Begins with a Kickoff Workshop

The EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future three year competition series will officially kick off with the first workshop from September 8-11, 2011. We are excited to announce that Wayne State University, one of the new teams selected for EcoCAR 2, will host the workshop at their campus in Detroit, Michigan!

“Wayne State University College of Engineering is very thrilled about the opportunity to host the EcoCAR 2 Kickoff Workshop,” said Wayne State University Faculty Advisor Jerry Ku. “The workshop will be a very important step, helping to set the tone as EcoCAR works toward meeting the challenge of reducing the environmental impact of vehicles without compromising performance, safety or consumer acceptability.”

Teams will have the opportunity to listen to competition organizers as they discuss deliverables about the Competition Rules, Event Rules, Emissions and Energy Consumption, Hardware and Software In-the-Loop (HIL and SIL) and donated components. Teams will also participate in extensive software training from EcoCAR sponsors, including MathWorks’ Matlab and Simulink software, Siemens PLM’s NX software and Argonne’s Autonomie software.

Organizers are hard at work preparing for the official kickoff workshop for EcoCAR 2! Registration for the workshop will launch in early August, so make sure to visit for the latest registration details.

We look forward to seeing all 16 teams, sponsors, and organizers at the Kickoff Workshop!