Technical Specs

Key Data

The db017 is the first TUfast driverless car. The idea for it started in 2016, when some people of the eb-team wanted a bigger challenge. They started with the concept of driving autonomously, only controlled by the software and actuators, without a driver.

Mass (ready to drive) in kg
Maximum speed in km/h
Acceleration from 0-100km/h

Autonomous System

  • Nvidia Jerson – Computing Platform
  • Highly Dynamic Actuation System
  • Self-developed Stereo Camera Rig and 3D-reconstruction and SLAM system

Powertrain & Electronics

Nominal power in kW

  • 4x AMK DT5: 31 kW and 28 Nm max
  • Accumulator capacity: 7.6 kWh
  • Self-developed motor controller and BMS
  • Symmetric, single-circuit cooling system

Chassis & Aerodynamics


  • Full-body CFRP monocoque
  • Stiffness optimized layup
  • Single-piece undertray
  • Sidepods with optimized airduct for radiator
  • Adjustable front and rear wing

Suspension & Drivetrain

  • Carbon fiber rods with bonded aluminium inserts 
  • one-piece milled uprights
  • hybrid-rims with SMC shells and aluminium center
  • Electrically actuated rear axle steering system
  • Drivetrain: 2-stage spur gearing
  • Carbon fiber gearbox housing and drive shafts with aluminuim tulips

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