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Announcing new EcoCAR EV Challenge sponsors

Announcing new EcoCAR EV Challenge sponsors: Dataspeed Inc. and Tesa Tape

Dataspeed Inc.

Dataspeed Inc., located in Metro Detroit, provides complete
autonomous research and development vehicle integrations that allow engineers
to get up and running quickly on their algorithm, sensor, or data research.

Dataspeed is joining Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions
(AVTCs) as a Supporter-level sponsor and will provide each EcoCAR team with an
intelligent Power Distribution System (iPDS), a flexible and easy-to-use
solution for powering instrumentation, computers, and sensors of a test
vehicle. The system is designed with commonly used communication interfaces to
support drive-by-wire autonomous vehicle research, advanced driver assistance
systems experimentation, and any automotive electronics testing.
In a statement from Dataspeed:

“Dataspeed is honored to sponsor the EcoCAR EV Challenge. The
university students taking part in this challenge are the future of the
automotive industry and will have the chance to make significant
energy-efficient and eco-friendly technology advancements. Dataspeed is pleased
to provide participating universities with our technology and expertise through
2026. We wish all the teams the best of luck in this exciting challenge.”

tesa tape

tesa tape is a
leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesives serving a broad range of
industries from automotive to construction. Globally headquartered in Germany
and regionally headquartered in North Carolina, tesa has a US-based
manufacturing facility in Michigan. tesa holds the original patent for tape and
currently has over 7,000 products in its portfolio. tesa works across the
automotive industry in all parts of the vehicle: sealing holes in the body,
bundling and protecting electrical wires, affixing logos and screens, and tons
of other hidden uses. Without tesa products, cars would look and sound very
different than they do today.

tesa is a
returning AVTC contributor sponsor and is providing EcoCAR teams access to
their extensive catalog of adhesive products. The individual needs of the teams
will vary, but the SDI Subteams will certainly use tesa for their wire harness
bundling and protection products, interior mounting solutions, and their
exterior autonomous sensor mounting options.

“We are proud to again be sponsors of the EcoCAR EV Challenge,”
Valdez, Sales Manager for Electrical Systems at tesa tape North America. “It’s
exciting to continue to be part of the knowledge base for the next generation
of automotive engineers who we hope to meet in the field during their careers!”

To view all EcoCAR EV Challenge Sponsors visit our
Sponsorship Page Click HERE!