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EcoCAR 3

An Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition

EcoCAR 3 is the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series. As North America’s premier collegiate automotive engineering competition, EcoCAR 3 is challenging 16 North American university teams to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro to reduce its environmental impact, while maintaining the muscle and performance expected from this iconic American car.

Sponsored by DOE and General Motors and managed by Argonne National Laboratory, EcoCAR is the heart of American automotive ingenuity and innovation and is the ultimate training ground for minting future automotive leaders. While this model is the most technologically advanced Camaro in the vehicle’s history, EcoCAR 3 teams will be tasked to enhance the vehicle even further by applying the latest cutting-edge technologies and incorporating new innovative ideas. Teams have four years (2014-2018) to harness those ideas into the ultimate energy-efficient, high performance vehicle. The Camaro will keep its iconic body design, while student teams develop and integrate energy efficient powertrains that maximize performance, while retaining the safety and high consumer standards of the Camaro. Teams also will incorporate alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies that will lower greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions.

Vector as a major sponsor

Vector is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge that will challenge 17 North American Universities to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles.

Vector development of distributed systems tool, CANoe and our measurement and calibration tool, CANape will be utilized by each team to layout their in-vehicle network and fine tune their engine performance.

EcoCAR Teams:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Dayton Beach, FL)
  • Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA)
  • Howard University (Washington, DC)
  • Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI)
  • Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO)
  • North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
  • Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
  • Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, IN)
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)
  • University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
  • University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)
  • Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)

List of the relevant App Notes

  • AN-AMC-1-100_CANape_CCP_Communication.pdf
  • AN-AMC-1-101_Learning_CANape.pdf
  • AN-AMC-1-102_Introduction_to_CCP.pdf
  • AN-AMC-1-105_CANape_First_Steps.pdf
  • AN-AMC-1-111_Creating_CANape_Panels.pdf
  • AN-AMC-1-112_Multiple_Recorders_in_CANape.pdf
  • AN-AND-1-101_Technical_Introduction_to_CAN.pdf
  • AN-AND-1-102_Beginners_Guide_to_CAN_development.pdf
  • AN-AND-1-106_Basic_CAN_Bit_Timing.pdf
  • AN-AND-1-108_Glossary_of_CAN_Protocol_Terminology.pdf
  • AN-AND-1-112_Canoe_Tutorial.pdf
  • AN-AND-1-113_Quick_Introduction_to_CAPL.pdf
  • AN-AND-1-116_CANdb_Tutorial.pdf
  • AN-AND-1-901_Using_CANoe_for_vehicle_development.pdf
  • AN-IND-1-002_Testing_with_CANoe.pdf
  • AN-IND-1-007_Using_MATLAB_with_CANoe.pdf

Click here to download the Application Notes above.

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