Relive the Year 3 Competition

The EcoCAR 3 competition has come to an end and we would like to congratulate all of the teams on their hard work and accomplishments during Year Three!

The teams have now developed and integrated their energy efficient powertrains to maximize performance while retaining the safety and high consumer standards of the Chevrolet Camaro. This year, the teams gained hands-on experience by building and refining their advanced technology vehicles, and incorporated an industry-standard multi-year vehicle development process. Teams were able to achieve their goal of presenting a fully integrated vehicle capable of driving in both electric and conventional modes while sustaining charge.

Over the course of the competition, teams participated in various dynamic events including vehicle safety tech inspections, a consumer appeal event, and emissions & energy consumption, just to name a few. Additionally, teams delivered 6 different technical, project management and communications presentations, as well as sponsored awards, which captured a year’s worth of work in those areas.

The competition doesn’t have to come to an end just yet! Check out the team Camaros on the track at the General Motors Milford Proving Ground and read through the full list of winners below:

Full list of competition winners:

Overall Awards

  • 1st Place Overall
    • Ohio State University
  • 2nd Place Overall
    • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 3rd Place Overall
    • Georgia Tech
  • 4th Place Overall
    • West Virginia University
  • 5th Place Overall
    • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 6th Place Overall
    • Virginia Tech

COMPETITION VEHICLE EVENT AWARDS

  • 1st Place: 0-60 MPH Acceleration Event
    • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 1st Place: 50-70 MPH Acceleration Event
    • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 1st Place: 60-0 MPH Braking Event
    • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 1st Place: Autocross Event
    • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 1st Place: Handling Event
    • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 1st Place: Ride Quality Event
    • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 1st Place: AVL Drive Quality Event
    • West Virginia University
  • Best Well-to-Wheel Petroleum Energy Use Award
    • Ohio State University

TECHNICAL PRESENTATION AWARDS

  • 1st place: Consumer Appeal Event
    • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 1st place: Mechanical Systems Presentation
    • Georgia Tech
  • 1st place:  Controls & SMS Presentation
    • Georgia Tech
  • 1st place:  Electrical Systems Presentation
    • Ohio State University
  • 1st place: Vehicle Design Review
    • Ohio State University

Communications Awards

  • Communications Program  1st Place: Mississippi State University
    2nd Place: University of Alabama
    3rd Place: West Virginia University
  • Best Communications Plan
    • Mississippi State University
  • Best Youth Outreach Report
    • Mississippi State University
  • Best Communications Outreach Presentation
    • Mississippi State University
  • Spirit of Communications
    • Emily King- University of Tennessee
  • Most Creative Outreach Event
    • University of Washington

Project Management Awards

  • Project Management 1st Place: Ohio State University
    2nd Place: Embry-Riddle
    3rd Place:Virginia Tech
  • Best Execution Plan
    • Virginia Tech
  • Best Impact Report
    • Mississippi State University
  • Best Competition Project Status Presentation
    • Ohio State University
  • Spirit of Project Management
    • Howard Bugg- West Virginia University

PRE-COMPETITION TECHNICAL DELIVERABLE AWARDS

  • Best Fall Swimlane Report
    • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University & The University of Washington
  • Best Pre-Competition Safety and Technical Inspection
    • University of Waterloo
  • Best Innovation Research Papers
    • Ohio State University
  • Best ADAS Vision Tool Check
    • Embry-Riddle & Penn State

Organizer Awards

  • Dr. Don Streit Sportsmanship Award
    • Colorado State University
  • Ron Stence Spirit of the Challenge Award
    • California State University, Los Angeles
  • Excellence in Leadership Award
    • John Riemers, McMaster University
  • Excellence in Leadership Award: Runner Up
    • Cole Powers- University of Waterloo
  • Team to Watch Award
    • McMaster University

Sponsored Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
    • David Irick- University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • General Motors Women in Engineering Award
    • Haley Loftis- University of Alabama
  • General Motors Women in Engineering Rookie Award
    • Rachel Krause – University of Washington
  • NSF Diversity in Engineering Award 1st Place: California State, Los Angeles
    2nd Place: Ohio State University
  • NSF Innovation Award 1st Place: University of Washington
    2nd Place: McMaster University
    3rd Place: Ohio State University
  • MathWorks Modeling Award 1st Place: Arizona State University
    2nd Place: Ohio State University
    3rd Place:University of Waterloo
  • Siemens PLM Software Excellence Award 1st Place: McMaster University
    2nd Place: Mississippi State University
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award 1st Place: Ohio State University
    2nd Place: University of Waterloo
    3rd Place:McMaster University
  • ETAS ECU Excellence Award 1st Place:University of Washington

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