EcoCAR 2 Winter Workshop
|February 10, 2012||Posted by lee.pratt under Technical Post, Year One Posts|
MSU EcoCAR 2 team recently returned from Winter Workshop in Austin, TX! The workshop was co-sponsored by Freescale and dSPACE, Inc. and was the first workshop of EcoCAR 2 that included judged presentations and, along with those, an opportunity for teams to begin earning points. Presentations included Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL), Business Plan Update, and their Youth Education presentations. Team members Matt Doude, Kim Torries, Lee Pratt, Blake Brown, and Jon Moore represented the team in these presentations.
Throughout the workshop, key competition level sponsors offered training sessions for the teams. Sponsors such as General Motors, A123 Systems, CD-adapco, Siemens, Vector, and AVL Powertrain Engineering helped students wrap their head around the best practices in implementing their specific hardware and software.
Students were also invited to a Sponsor Social at the historical Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin. Several sponsors expressed interest in MSU students for future internships, co-ops, and even career opportunities. These socials have been extremely helpful in allowing sponsors the opportunity to get better acquainted with the innovative minds that make up these EcoCAR 2 teams. The workshop was extremely eventful and provided invaluable knowledge and experiences for MSU team members that attended!