The board is responsible for managing the organization and the project. The board works 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.
The marketing group is responsible for sponsorship agreements and follow-up, marketing and public relations as well as our web site and social media profiles. The group plans and carries out our yearly career day, RevolveDagen, and the official unveiling of the car. At the competition the marketing group is responsible for the business presentation.
Revolve Analyze is our in-house developed software used to analyze data acquired from the car’s sensors. It receives real time telemetry data during test drives as well as racing, and is essential for continuously improving the car and drivers throughout the season.
The Accumulator and Housing group 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 the crew is essential challenges. The group will also work to reduce the effect of EMI on the car’s systems.
This group is responsible for all low voltage systems on the car, such as the driver interface, safety systems, wire harness, sensors and data acquisition. In addition, the Electronics group work closely with the Software group to transmit telemetry data wirelessly to their in-house developed software Revolve Analyze.
The aerodynamics group is responsible for external and internal flow of the car. 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. 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.
The Suspension group is responsible for the dynamics of the car, and the mechanical aspect of the tractive system. These systems include the wheel assembly, steering system and brakes, and an in-house developed planetary gearbox, The main objective of the suspension is to make the tires maintain grip during all driving situations, 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.
An intelligent autonomous race car must be able to map and perceive it’s surroundings in order to navigate through unknown territories in higher speeds. Perception & Navigation combines sensor data from LiDAR detection and camera images to solve algorithms such as SLAM, Visual Odometry, Dynamic Track Finding and MPCC.
As the algorithms are extensive, we are responsible for developing a processing unit in which the systems can run reliably on. In simple terms, we are the eyes and brain of the driverless car which facilitates the car to perform optimal actions.
You can have the best autonomous system on the competition, but still, lose if the car is not in driving conditions. The purpose of the Hardware group is to get acquainted with last year’s car, Atmos, and then further develop both the electrical and mechanical systems so that they are adapted to autonomous driving. The tasks of this group are some of the most important for the entire driverless project, and after one year in the group, they will have gained elevated knowledge of all electrical and mechanical foundations on the car.