The EcoCAR EV Challenge
The EcoCAR EV Challenge headline sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors (GM), and MathWorks, and managed by Argonne National Laboratory, will challenge students to engineer a next generation battery electric vehicle (BEV) that utilizes automation and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity to implement energy efficient and customer-pleasing features, while meeting the decarbonization need of the automotive industry.
General Motors will provide the 15 North American universities with a 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ – which they have four years to demonstrate the potential of advanced propulsion systems, connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies, and other innovative technologies to analyze energy efficiency. EcoCAR teams will utilize a combination of on-board sensors and bidirectional vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity to implement energy efficient and customer-pleasing automated control features. Teams also will refine advanced powertrain along with charging and thermal systems to use grid electricity intelligently.
EcoCAR EV Challenge includes a major focus on equity in mobility and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and is incorporated into all areas of the program, including an Innovation in Mobility Equity initiative, which challenges the teams to identify and address specific equity and electrification issues in mobility through the application of innovative hardware and software solutions.
For more information about the EcoCAR EV Challenge, please visit: EcoCAR EV Challenge
MathWorks provides complimentary software for this competition. If your team is participating in this competition and needs software, fill out the software request form.Request software
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