Today marks the official start to the EcoCAR 2 Year One Competition! Over the next five days, 15 EcoCAR 2 teams will present upwards of 10 static presentations to more than 100 government and industry judges. In the end, one EcoCAR 2 team will be crowded the 1st Place winner of Year One.
Year One of the competition series emphasizes the engineering and design of the team’s vehicles including selecting and modifying their designed vehicle architecture as well as control strategy development through the use of controller hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tools. Teams also design major subsystems, including hybrid powertrain, energy storage, thermal management, and high power electrical systems.
Competition highlights include a Welcome Night at Level 3, an Outreach Awards Luncheon at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and the Year One Awards Ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hollywood!