Students from various faculties at international universities are passionately involved in the Formula Student racing team. Since 2009 Vector has been supporting this practical project consisting of several teams through hardware and software, embedded operating systems, and above all expertise. Vector's commitment here improves the practical education of students in this worldwide racing series.
Vector supports the following teams at the moment:
Technical colleges and universities need discounted software and hardware as well as free equipment leases to provide a modern education. The focus of Vector's support is on colleges located near Vector business sites that offer educational programs in technological areas relevant to Vector. Vectorians share their special know-how in computer science and electrical engineering with colleges in the context of teaching projects and guest speaker events. On trips to various Vector sites student groups can experience development at Vector first hand.
EcoCAR Mobility Challenge
The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge (EcoCAR) is the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series. The four-year competition will challenge 11 university teams to apply advanced propulsion systems, as well as connected and automated vehicle technology to improve the energy efficiency, safety and consumer appeal of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer – Specifically for the carsharing market. Headline sponsored by DOE, General Motors (GM) and MathWorks, and managed by Argonne National Laboratory, EcoCAR is the heart of automotive ingenuity working towards future mobility solutions. Vector supports each team with CANoe and the Car2X option, a CANalyzer and a CANape with the DriverAssistance option along with a VN1630 Log. The goal is to help future engineers with the best tools for the future of mobility.