GT is on Track for Success

Year Three is in full swing, and the Georgia Tech EcoCAR 3 Team is right on track for a Year Three Competition success! At the Year Two Competition, held in Yuma, AZ and San Diego, CA, Georgia Tech showed brilliant preparation for management presentations, and vehicle performance testing, which included on road vehicle testing and energy consumption events. By successfully integrating the entire powertrain, Georgia Tech showcased an integrated vehicle at the Year Two Final Competition.

gt_itusedtobeawreck_image2This year Georgia Tech’s engineers have made incredible progress! They were able to finish new anti-vibration electric motor and transfer case mounts which gives their 2016 Chevrolet Camaro a smooth ride, and they finished the battery pack cooling system. The team recently received approval to build the Energy Storage System (ESS) in their vehicle!

More students have been trained on Finite Element Analysis, or FEA, which allows you to determine how strong a part is on the computer by making a model of it and applying forces to it in software. In addition to the mechanical advances the team has had, the controls group has also been hard at work.  Additionally, the Georgia Tech controls team created a system to control the engine via controller rather than the accelerator pedal.

The combination of all of these elements and the rate this team is working makes the Georgia Tech team unstoppable!