Introducing the EcoCAR 3 – Sustaining Sponsors

Sponsors provide the hardware, software, training, and support the teams need to integrate technologies into their competition vehicles.

This arrangement gives students access to components and systems that might otherwise be unavailable or too expensive for them to use. Sponsors are able to promote their technologies and observe how they perform during rigorous and innovative use. Sponsors have the opportunity to meet, work with, and recruit hundreds of the nation’s most motivated and talented engineering students. Sponsors also gain international media coverage and develop partnerships with government, industry, and academia.



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Siemens PLM Software

Siemens-JPEGSiemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a world-leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software, systems and services with nine million licensed seats and 77,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software helps thousands of companies make great products by optimizing their lifecycle processes, from planning and development through manufacturing and support. Our HD-PLM vision is to give everyone involved in making a product the information they need, when they need it, to make the smartest decision. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit


GKN Driveline

GKN_RGB369GKN Driveline has 22,000 employees in more than 57 facilities in over 23 countries. A pioneer and systems leader in advanced electric and hybrid drivelines, GKN Driveline continues to deliver driveline systems and solutions to the world’s automotive manufacturers. Within the eDrive Systems product segment, GKN Driveline designs, develops and manufactures an impressive range of solutions- from eAxles, for hybrid, electric all-wheel drive and compact systems for low power drive, to compact, lightweight eTransmissions for purely electric vehicles. In addition to the standardized family approach, GKN Driveline works closely with vehicle manufacturers’ teams to innovate eDrive systems for the future. With the focus on efficiency, performance and dynamics, GKN Driveline technologies are centered on continuous improvement and innovation in the application of alternative power sources and sustainable energy in systems that deliver outstanding performance. As an EcoCAR 2 sponsor, GKN Driveline is providing eTransmissions and technical support to three university teams as well as financial support to the EcoCAR 3 Program. Learn more at,


Transportation Research Center (TRC)

TRCThe Transportation Research Center (TRC), an affiliate of The Ohio State University, is an independent manager of the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio, a transportation proving ground supporting the automotive industry. The company specializes in R&D testing as well as testing to FMVSSand industry certification/compliance standards. Testing for safety, fuel economy, emissions, durability and performance are accomplished at the 4,500-acre facility, which includes: 7.5-mile test track, crash testing facility, 24″ HYGE Sled, Static Fixture Labs, emissions laboratory, 50-acre Vehicle Dynamics Area, 9,000-foot skid pad, off-highway area and ride quality roads. TRC Inc. is an ISO 9001 and 14001 registered company. For information on TRC Inc., visit