InMotion is building a prototype electrical LMP3 car, which can recharge in 7.5 minutes. When the internship begins, we are in the testing phase of the new car. This prototype has an electric powertrain that contains 2 motors to drive the rear wheels separately. Because the 2 motors can be controlled individually, it is possible to implement torque vectoring which will improve the handling of the car. Torque vectoring means directing more torque to one driving wheel or the other to make the car rotate or 'yaw'. Doing that can help overcome power understeer or oversteer. It will simply improve agility and the car's appetite for changing direction when you want it to.
The goal is implementing torque vectoring in the controlling system of the motors. You will do the following:
Research how torque vectoring can be implemented in the existing motor controlling software.
Investigate how much the torque has to differ between the wheels to overcome understeer or oversteer. This can be done by simulating and testing at the circuit.
Implementing torque vectoring in the existing motor controlling system.
Testing torque vectoring on the circuit and improving it with feedback from the driver.
You are an HBO or WO student
You have basic knowledge of vehicle dynamics
You have basic Matlab and Simulink knowledge
Studies like Automotive or Mechanical EngineeringApply now: