The board is responsible for managing the organization and the project. They work closely with the group leaders to ensure that development projects are feasible, progression is made and budgets are kept. In addition, the board is responsible for the development of the organization, HSE and all other aspects included in the management of an engineering firm.
Marketing is responsible for sponsorship agreements and follow-up as well as marketing and public relations which involves our website and social media profiles. The group plans and carries out our yearly career fair, RevolveDagen, and the official unveiling of the car. At the competition the marketing group is responsible for the Business Plan Presentation.
Embedded Electronics is responsible for all low voltage systems on the car, including the accumulator management system, dashboard, damper control unit, inverter & motor controller, safety systems, sensors and vehicle control unit. This includes PCB design and software development. Embedded Electronics also makes sure that data from the car gets transferred wirelessly.
Power Systems is responsible for providing reliable high voltage and current from our in-house designed battery pack to the motors in the most efficient way possible. Employing safe monitoring tools and ensuring that any failure in the electrical system will not harm the driver or crew are important tasks. The group will also work to reduce the effect of Electromagnetic Interferences on the car’s systems. They also develop a water based cooling system for the electric motor and inverter, and an air based cooling system for the accumulator, designed to allow all the components to run at optimal temperatures.
Aerodynamics is interested in the flow of air around the car, the shape of the car parts and making the air flow smoothly to optimize the conditions during a race. Through CFD analysis, they are developing an effective and lightweight aerodynamic package, using high-lift wings, the underbody, as well as the car itself, to create downforce.
Chassis is responsible for designing and building the monocoque, a self supporting bodywork made out of carbon fibre. They will integrate the driver environment and the parts of every other group into the car, while maintaining the safety of its components and the driver.
Suspension & Powertrain is responsible for the dynamics of the car and the mechanical aspect of the tractive system. These systems include the wheel assembly, suspension and brakes, and an in-house developed planetary gearbox. The main objective of the suspension is to make the tires maintain grip in every situation, and provide efficient power output from the motors. Our focus is to make a car with good handling characteristics and consistent feedback to the driver.
Driver Interface is responsible for making the car able to steer and brake manually and autonomously, and be comfortable for the driver. This results in driver oriented design as well as designing for actuators in mind. The group works hard together in order to optimize the mechanical systems feedback and taking great care in the details that separates good feedback from noise for the driver.
Control systems is the group responsible for the dynamic behaviour of the car. They ensure that all available grip is used to accelerate the car through the racetrack.
To be able to fine-tune the car's performance, monitor the critical systems and analyze telemetry data from our cars, Software has developed Revolve's own analysis tool, Revolve Analyze.
Analyze is extremely important for monitoring the car's state while driving, as well as analyzing data from previously recorded runs. The team uses Analyze to improve the design of the car's components, and finding the optimal configuration for systems like KERS and Launch Control, to make the car go as fast as possible on the track.
An intelligent autonomous race car must be able to map and perceive its surroundings in order to navigate unknown territories at higher speeds. Autonomous Systems combines live sensor input from lidar detection and state estimation to solve the driving problem using algorithms such as SLAM, particle filters, speed profiles and MPC.
The algorithms are extensive, and Autonomous Systems is responsible for developing the logic that sees, interprets and acts on the world around the vehicle. In simpler terms, they are the eyes, ears and brain of the car, facilitating its driverless operation.