University of Waterloo – Developing Smart, Fuel-Saving Technology

  • Automotives
  • Research and Education
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • HIL Testing



The University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) is one of 12 North American university teams participating in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge. They are vying to improve the energy efficiency, safety and consumer appeal of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer by introducing advanced propulsion systems, as well as connected and automated vehicle technologies.

UWAFT is re-engineering its competition vehicle into a fully functional hybrid drive system. Team members are developing a robust energy management strategy that maximizes fuel economy, while still delivering the driving performance that consumers have come to expect.  Watch this episode of dSPACE Learning Bits to see how UWAFT is effectively managing its software controls development tasks and utilizing rapid testing between simulated and real-time environments.


Asad Bhatti

Asad Bhatti

Project Manager Alternative Fuels Team University of Waterloo

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