Engineering Competition Could Bring Us a Hybrid CamaroApr 13, 2015
As part of EcoCAR3: An Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, a four-year collegiate student competition, co-sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory, the Department of Energy, and General Motors, students from 16 North American colleges and universities are challenged to harness the power and speed of the classic American muscle car, the Chevy Camaro, into a hybrid powertrain vehicle.
EcoCAR3 is an innovative program, delivering practical, hands-on experience to the next generation of automotive engineers.
Launching students from the classroom into the working world, EcoCAR nurtures the development of highly-skilled engineers, business leaders, and communicators to meet the needs of the automotive industry, which is really exciting news for Chevy dealerships in Miami.
Using the EcoCAR Vehicle Development Process (EVDP), teams will establish a plan for research and development, analysis, and vehicle design.
Teams will tackle technology areas including: Energy Storage System design and integration, Hardware and Software-in-the-Loop simulation and testing, Human-Machine Interfacing (HMI) for infotainment and displays, vehicle connectivity and embedded control systems, powertrain component bench testing, use of vehicle modeling and simulation tools, and improving aerodynamics.