dSPACE supported the summer camp jointly organized by Audi Hungaria and Széchenyi István University in Győr, Hungary with simulation solutions and training. The Audi Development Camp combined hands-on training on real-world challenges for engineering students from around the world. The 15 participants developed and simulated a battery management system within four weeks. The students were able to use a simulation solution consisting of a SCALEXIO real-time PC and the software applications ControlDesk and ConfigurationDesk. On site, two trainers from dSPACE trained all participants in a two-day course. In addition, dSPACE experts provided students with know-how in a presentation entitled Control and Simulation for BMS Closed-Loop Testing.
Henrik Sunder, Manager Product Training at dSPACE, was enthusiastic about the results of the work: "The participants worked out a lot of things themselves in the team, planned their projects from A to Z, worked in an absolutely practical way and were able to present excellent results at the end." Professors and experts from industrial companies alike praised the intensive work and enthusiasm in the teams. "What the future engineers learned at the Audi Development Camp will definitely come in handy in their professional lives," said Sunder, who also represented dSPACE on the jury.
The popularity of the Audi Development Camp was demonstrated by the fact that once again this year the number of students who applied by far exceeded the available spaces. Participants came from all parts of the world – from Ecuador to Croatia to Syria.
The success of the event lay in its unique format, which resembles project work. The organizers had designed the concept of the camp so that the participants were able learn and make new contacts through practical work on real problems. At the same time, they were able to gain insights into the working methods of leading companies in the automotive industry, such as Audi and dSPACE.