The team leaders are responsible for managing the organization and the project. They work closely with each other to ensure that development projects are feasible, progression is made, and budgets are kept.
The aerodynamics team develops the undertray, the adjustable front and rear wings, and the side wings. The aim is to guide the air around the components in the best possible way. With narrow circuits and a maximum speed of 120 km/h, their main focus lies on maximizing downforce.
The autonomous systems team replaces the driver with sensors, algorithms and electrical control. Among other things, a 360° LiDAR sensor records the state of the environment. With mapping algorithms such as SLAM or state estimation, the system derives the exact position on the race track. This then calculates the best racing line. The controller then processes the data in real time and reproduces it as steering movements and driving force on the wheels.
The chassis team develops and produces a carbon monocoque. There are many requirements from safety, ergonomics, aerodynamics, and other teams to consider. The focus is also on the driver. Their needs for comfort are best met by adjusting the racing seat, seating position, pedals and shift paddles.
The whole electric driving system is handled by the E-Powertrain team. The electrical energy is provided by a lithium-ion battery that we built ourselves. The four wheel hub motors are powered by inverters with SiC Mosfets that were also developed in-house.
The Management team is responsible for most of the organizational aspects for the car. We also work on Marketing and are responsible for the website. On top of that we’re responsible for all events and the communication between the team and the Sponsors.
The Suspension & Vehicle Dynamics team seeks to move the tires in their ideal functioning range with the vehicle’s fundamental architecture. A key factor in this is defining the kinematics for the whole car. The vehicle dynamics team also works on laptime simulations in order to quantify the performance influences of various concepts.
Costing and the business plan are the responsibility of the Statics team. A bill of materials (BOM) listing every component of the race car is generated as part of the costing process. The team also develops a cost explanation that pinpoints the source of each cost.