Self Driving Formula SAE Race Car

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Formula SAE is an international design and performance competition, organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. REV converted a petrol-SAE race car fom UWA Motorsport to electric vehicle using a dual rear motor drive with an electronic differential. In a second step, REV made this car self-driving. Using an IBEO Lidar, GPS, IMU and cameras, the vehicle is able to drive autonomously around the track or follow a road. Data processing is being conducted with an Nvidia TX1 GPU Processor as the central node and several auxiliary embedded systems.


Base Vehicle: UWA Motorsport Car
Drivetrain: Dual rear motors
Controller: Kelly
Batteries: 15 ThunderSky Lithium Ion Phosphate LFP90AHA 3.2V
Voltage: 48 V
Capacity: 4.3 kWh
Max current, power: 270A, 13kW
Charging Time: 2 hours (full charge)
Range: TBD
Top Speed: 100 km/h
Bat. Management:
EV Power
Main Processor Nvidia TX1
Sensor Equipment IBEO Lux Lidar, Piksi GPS, Xsens GPU, Wheel odometry, camera

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