The students have been busy with training since the workshop officially began yesterday. After high-level overviews of hybrids, the architecture selection process, and competition points, teams broke off into groups of technical, communications, and project management to learn more about each of those disciplines.
After a full day of training, the MathWorks and the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research (CAR) welcomed all project managers, engineering managers, and faculty advisors to the CAR facility. The Ohio State CAR is an interdisciplinary research center in The Ohio State University College of Engineering.
CAR research focuses on:
- Advanced electric propulsion and energy storage systems;
- Advanced engines and alternative fuels for reduced fuel consumption and emissions;
- Intelligent transportation and vehicular communication systems;
- Autonomous vehicles; noise, vibrations, and dynamics;
- Vehicle chassis systems; and
- Vehicle and occupant safety.
The facility is also home to several engineering student programs, including the EcoCAR 3 team at Ohio State. The students and faculty advisors were able to tour CAR’s facility and get a first-hand look at the garage space the EcoCAR 3 team uses. This will be important next spring as EcoCAR 3 teams have to prepare their garage facilities for an inspection by organizers.
Thank you again to MathWorks for hosting the event and Ohio State CAR for allowing EcoCAR 3 teams the chance to see your facility!