Announcing the EcoCAR EV Challenge Contributor Sponsors! We are proud to welcome new sponsors to this category, as well as longtime AVTC sponsors!
Infineon has joined AVTCs as a new sponsor and will offer teams 32-bit AURIX TriCore Microcontrollers, time-of-flight (ToF), and radar sensors for expanding the in-cabin sensing and Driver Monitoring System (DMS) capabilities. This will provide teams with an optional decentralized compute platform for the DMS and/or in-cabin display while also allowing teams to re-engineer the DMS system to focus on inclusive-design.
In a statement from Infineon, “As the #1 provider of automotive semiconductors, Infineon seeks to make life easier, safer and greener. Semiconductors are at the heart of the transformation towards green, safe, and user-centric mobility, and Infineon sees the EcoCAR Challenge as fundamental to accelerating innovation in vehicle technology.”
For more information about Infineon, visit their website: Semiconductor & System Solutions – Infineon Technologies
As a leading supplier of advanced interconnect systems, sensors and antennas, Amphenol is joining the EcoCAR EV Challenge as a Contributor Sponsor. Amphenol will be an incredible resource of specialized connectors for a wide array of automotive applications that goes into an EcoCAR vehicle.
Amphenol is one of the world’s largest providers of high-technology interconnect, sensor and antenna solutions. Our products Enable the Electronics Revolution across virtually every end market including Automotive, Broadband Communications, Commercial Aerospace, Industrial, Information Technology and Data Communications, Military, Mobile Devices and Mobile Networks.
Longtime AVTC sponsor, Proterra, is returning to the EcoCAR EV Challenge and will be providing 10 high voltage motors that can be used by the teams to pair with other motor systems, or on their own as the drive units for the team vehicles.
Headquartered in Greenville, S.C. Proterra was founded in 2004 with a vision to design and manufacture world-leading advanced technology heavy-duty vehicles powered solely by clean domestic fuels. With the launch of their fast charge EcoRide™ BE35 battery electric bus, Proterra has become the leading innovator of zero-emission commercial vehicles. Proterra’s products help transit agencies deliver clean, quiet-running, rider- and neighborhood-friendly vehicles that meet government regulations and local mandates. At Proterra, each bus made is purpose-built and designed to meet the test of time and the needs of tomorrow’s transportation market today.
We are proud to welcome back Vector as a returning AVTC sponsor!
Vector will provide two main pieces of hardware to each team – a VN1630 CAN/LIN network interface tool and a GL2400 data logger. This hardware will be crucial as teams begin interfacing with their vehicle’s and need to collect date for design and validation purposes. To utilize the hardware, Vector will also be providing their CANalyzer, CANoe, and CANape applications to teams, along with online training and support. Together, this package will cover most of the network interfacing and data collection needs of the teams.
Vector is the leading manufacturer of software tools and embedded components for the development of electronic systems and their networking with many different systems from CAN to Automotive Ethernet. Vector has been a partner of automotive manufacturers and suppliers and related industries since 1988. Vector tools and services provide engineers with the decisive advantage to make a challenging and highly complex subject area as simple and manageable as possible. Worldwide customers in the automotive, commercial vehicles, aerospace, transportation, and control technology industries rely on the solutions and products of the independent Vector Group for the development of technologies for future mobility.
Consumer Reports will contribute unparalleled education through their industry-wide expertise on CAV features, e.g., driver monitoring systems, in-cabin displays, and CAV feature overviews. This will help introduce teams to the CAV industry from a high-level before developing their systems while also ensuring in-cabin features are developed with inclusive-design as a priority.
Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. Consumer Reports uses rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices.
Cohda Wireless has joined the EcoCAR EV Challenge as a Contributor level sponsors. Cohda will provide each team with multiple Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) radios to enable Vehicle to Everything (V2X) capabilities on the LYRIQ. The radios are in integral part of the sensor suite to enable higher levels of automation and will allow the vehicle to communicate with other vehicles and infrastructure (like traffic light) in the vicinity.
In a statement from Cohda Wireless, “We are proud to be supporting EcoCAR particularly as it’s about empowering young people and does so much to reinforce the environmental benefits of connected intelligent transport systems that are powered by V2X technology. It is an innovative and exciting training ground that we are sure will produce some of our future automotive leaders.”
To view all EcoCAR EV Challenge Sponsors visit our Sponsorship Page HERE!