On June 13th our team arrived back in Victoria after two exciting but gruelling weeks at the EcoCAR 2 Competition! Overall, the team managed to come in tenth place (the highest placing Canadian team), and received a number of awards in the technical presentation component of the competition, which we are very excited about!
The first portion of... (Click to read more)
dSPACE is a leader in developing software and hardware tools used in the automotive, aerospace, and medical engineering industries. The company’s influence has also extended to the Green Garage at the University of Victoria where diligent students used their donated components to aid in the development and verification of control systems in... (Click to read more)
We recently had a very successful media tour and vehicle sendoff at our shop. These are some of the results:
Around town - Creating the Car of the Future
University of Victoria students work on the Car of the Future
UVic students prepare for final launch of EcoCAR... (Click to read more)
In the stock 2013 Malibu Eco platform, there is a Belted Alternator Starter (BAS) motor that is connected to the 2.4L LUK engine at the crankshaft. As part of UVic’s architecture, the team upgraded the BAS motor to a TM4 80kW electric motor, and the LUK engine to a 2.4L LE9 E85 Ecotec engine. We also replaced the pulley/belt parts to allow... (Click to read more)