Easy Driver - The Filo concept car,
developed by SKF and Bertone, shows how drive-by-wire
Latest application of the Time-Triggered Protocol is the TTCar model built by TTTech to demonstrate drive, steer, and brake-by-wire functions. Seven computer nodes calculate and control all car functions, exchanging data over the TTP network. Engineers developed the fault-tolerant system with TTP-Tools based on The MathWorks' MATLAB and Simulink without writing a single line of code. The toolset supports rapid prototyping and algorithm testing of vehicle dynamics models and control systems. Operators monitor and control the car via a laptop linked by wireless Ethernet. The demonstrator vehicle control each wheel separately.
Engineers at Fuel Cell Energy have found a way to take advantage of a side reaction, unique to their carbonate fuel cell that has nothing to do with energy production, as a potential, cost-effective solution to capturing carbon from fossil fuel power plants.
To get to a trillion sensors in the IoT that we all look forward to, there are many challenges to commercialization that still remain, including interoperability, the lack of standards, and the issue of security, to name a few.
This is part one of an article discussing the University of Washington’s nationally ranked FSAE electric car (eCar) and combustible car (cCar). Stay tuned for part two, tomorrow, which will discuss the four unique PCBs used in both the eCar and cCars.
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