Winter Workshop Gets WVU Excited for the Final Competition

Controls team members Andrew Blazek and Zhenhua Zhu practice their Hardware-in-the-Loop demonstration

The West Virginia University EcoCAR team recently returned from the Winter Workshop in Daytona Beach, Florida, where they showcased their Hardware-in-the-Loop design and team Web site at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and the Daytona International Speedway.

“Presenting our Web site and outreach report to the judges was a great learning experience and something that will definitely benefit me in my career,” said Cate Mihelic, a WVU team member.

The workshop also gave the team an opportunity to meet industry experts from dSPACE, National Instruments, General Motors and Argonne National Laboratory.

WVU EcoCAR team members are now ready to devote their spring semester to working on their vehicle and preparing technical and outreach reports for the final competition in Yuma, AZ and San Diego, CA.

“We are serious about this competition,” said Brody Conklin, the WVU engineering team leader. “We performed well in Daytona and I think our team has a strong work ethic that will lead to success in May!”

The WVU EcoCAR team at the Sponsor Social at Daytona International Speedway