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Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition

dSPACE is a platinum sponsor of EcoCAR 3:

A four-year engineering competition challenging students from 16 North American universities to design and build advanced vehicles that demonstrate leading-edge, eco-friendly automotive technologies.

For more information: EcoCAR 3

dSPACE is providing Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) technology to learning institutions globally as a sponsor of the PACE program - Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education.

The PACE program, since its inception and deployment at the start of the new millennium (1999), offers a comprehensive model of developing the automotive product lifecycle management (PLM) team of the future by building most up-to-date technological and global collaboration capabilities for design, engineering, and manufacturing graduates of strategically-selected academic institutions worldwide. Areas of discipline supported by the PACE program include:

  • Creative Design (conceptualization)
  • Product Engineering (math-based modeling / detailed design)
  • Simulation (validation, optimization, virtual testing)
  • Managed Development Environment (PDM, supply chain collaboration, digital collaboration)
  • Manufacturing Engineering / Operations (tooling, machining, 3D plant layout)
  • Powertrain Engineering (engine & transmission)

Currently, there are 65 PACE Institutions operating in 12 countries.

For more information, please see the PACE website.

dSPACE is a platinum sponsor to the Michigan Hybrid Racing Controls Systems Team. The student team is devoted to further developing their skills in innovation and engineering. The team is designing and building a “Muscle Hybrid”, a high-performance race car that is also an efficient hybrid electric vehicle. At the annual Formula Hybrid SAE Competition, the team's car will be tested through several events: Electric Acceleration, Unrestricted Acceleration, Endurance, Autocross, Design, and Marketing. In addition to building the race car, the team’s goal is to educate the community on the benefits of green technology and to learn how hybrid technology works.

For more information please see the team’s website.

dSPACE is a sponsor and affiliate member of the Industry Advisory Board for the U.S. Department of Energy GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan, USA.  GATE stands for Graduate Automotive Technology Education. Researchers and students at this center are using the dSPACE tool chain for embedded systems to advance electric drive transportation technologies of future.

For more information please see the GATE website.

Students and professors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be designing and building a satellite that ultimately could be sent into space to detect broken satellites and rocket debris spinning around in orbit.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is one of 10 universities nationally selected to design and build small satellites for a competition sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Dr. Bogdan Udrea, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle, along with colleagues and students will develop a nano satellite named Arapaima to conduct three-dimensional, visible and infrared imaging and surveillance of resident space objects (RSOs).

In support of this project, dSPACE donated a dSPACE system for embedded controls development.

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Students at the Cornell University Robotics Lab in Ithaca, New York, USA, are designing, simulating and testing walking bipedal robots. To aid in this research, dSPACE provided a greatly discounted an ACE Kit product package to the Robotics Lab, including a DS1103 PPC Controller Board for rapid control prototyping.

The robotics program at Cornell spans various sub-areas, including: perception, control, learning, planning, and human-robot interaction. Students can work with a variety of robots such as aerial robots, home and office assistant robots, autonomous cars, humanoids, evolutionary robots, legged robots, snake robots, and more.

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At dSPACE, we are always thinking about the innovations of the future. That is why we are committed to helping young researchers bring their ideas to the streets.

dSPACE is a sponsor of Formula Student, a design contest where international student teams build a race car and compete against each other in renowned circuits such as Hockenheim and Silverstone. Building a fast formula car is not the only goal of the contest. Students must also factor in financial planning and selling points, which are part of the overall team score rating.

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