EcoCAR 2 will host its Year Two Winter Workshop from January 23-27, 2013 at Freescale’s facilities in Austin, Texas. During the event, which is co-sponsored by Freescale and dSPACE, Inc., teams will participate in detailed sessions from competition organizers General Motors, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Argonne National Laboratory.
Teams will have the opportunity to take part in in-depth training of sponsor-donated components and software tools, from dSPACE, Freescale, AVL Powertrain Engineering, Magna Powertrain, CD-adapco, GKN Driveline, and more. Teams will also present on their Sponsorship Pitch & Display and Year Two Modeling & Simulation activities.
When not presenting scored presentations, teams will take part in a local outreach day to middle school students, attend project management and leadership training with EarthPM and competition organizers, and sit in on communication and engineering career panels.
EcoCAR 2 is very excited to take the Winter Workshop on the road to the new Circuit of the Americas track, home to the Formula 1™ U.S. Grand Prix. Workshop participants will get a front row seat to tour the facility, while also participating in dynamic vehicle demonstrations of upcoming EcoCAR competition events such as AVL DRIVE Quality, Emissions and Energy Consumption, and Braking and Acceleration.
This year, EcoCAR will host the Winter Workshop Sponsor Social Networking and Recruiting Event at the Courtyard Austin Downtown. Winter Workshop co-hosts and sponsors, Freescale and dSPACE, Inc., will also host two evening events including a Welcome Night dinner at Abel’s on the Lake and a fun night at Maggie Mae’s on historic Sixth Street!
To register online, talk to your faculty advisor or team leader for registration details. See ya’ll in Austin in a little over six weeks!