one of the main challenges for our team is the heat produced during charging and use of the battery. To solve this, research has been conducted in the different type of cooling solutions. Two cooling solutions have been selected and the prototypes are in production at Oceanz. These prototypes are based on cooling a single battery cell. Afterwards, a new prototype including multiple cells will be made to verify the final design, you can see a concept of this below. The testing phase will then shift to the production phase. Besides the prototypes, the concept of the Electronic Computing Unit (ECU) structure has been finished and at the moment we are in contact with one of our partners to verify our design. The ECU is responsible for controlling and processing all components in the car. The experience from the previous car, the Fusion, gave us the opportunity to make a lot of improvements in the new ECU's.
Student teams are often the bridge between the academic world and the industry. Over the last couple of months, three of our team members did their bachelor thesis at InMotion, all graded with an eight! Research was conducted in the inner workings of battery cooling, a transmission and the tire parameters. In the upcoming months, four other students will do their bachelor thesis at InMotion about energy management strategies, a vehicle state-estimator, external and internal battery cooling. Furthermore, we now have a total of four interns! If you are interested in helping us out, feel free to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our recruitment event at the University of Technology Eindhoven on the 19th of February!