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HISTORY


BCN eMotorsport is a Formula Student team from Barcelona which designs, manufactures and tests formula 1 type race cars in order to participate in the well-known international competitions. ETSEIB Motorsport was formed in 2007 with a combustion prototype that was succeeded by three more cars with constant improvements over the years. In 2011, the team manufactures the first electric car for Formula Student in Spain, being a real design concept evolution. In 2018, big challenges are taken by the team introducing the 4WD and creating the first autonomous car for Formula Student in Spain, following the automotive industry evolution and using the latest technology. New disciplines are needed and students from telecommunications engineering and other disciplines in UPC join the team to create the best cars of its history. Welcome BCN eMotorsport!

FORMULA STUDENT


Formula Student is the most prestigious engineering competition in the world. It consists of a competition in which engineering students from all over the world design and build a vehicle, Formula style, and then participate in different events. Currently, there are two categories in the competition: FS Combustion and FS Electric. In both the option of competing in autonomous mode is contemplated.

The competition is divided into static events (Cost & Manufacturing, Business Plan, Design Event) and dynamic events (Acceleration, Skidpad, Autocross, Endurance, Trackdrive). The winning team is the one with the highest score after completing all the tests.

Formula Student was born in 1981 and its popularity has been increasing year after year. This increase is perfectly visible in our country, where more than 20 teams currently participate. Specifically, 7 of these are in Catalonia, the vast majority coming from Universitat Politécnica de Cataluña.

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SECTIONS

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Our main function is the design and manufacture of the aerodynamic package of the car. We use programs such as SolidWorks to create components such as Front Wing, Rear Wing, Underbody… We perform CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations with Star-CCM + or OpenFoam, to study the design that will be incorporated into the car. Once the aerodynamic appendices have been defined, we move on to the manufacturing stage where we use composite materials such as carbon fiber to obtain rigid and lightweight parts. Throughout this cycle we seek to increase the downforce for a faster cornering step and reduce the resistance to advance.

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Responsible for processing all the signals captured by the most advanced sensors on the market (LiDAR + IMU + Cameras) to detect the position and color of each of the cones of the circuit and find the limits of the track. The goal is to make the most of the 600,000 points per second returned by the LiDAR and all the other data to see the track limits as quickly as possible.

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The main function is the design and manufacture of the structural part of the car. They are also responsible for the ergonomics of the vehicle (steering wheel, driving position, seat), the car's tires and all the safety components that protect the driver, such as the Impact Attenuator and the Firewall. We work with composite materials such as carbon fiber, a very popular material in the motor world due to its good properties such as high tensile strength and high rigidity, and due to the low weight parts that can be obtained. Each component is also designed and analyzed using Solidworks, Hypermesh and testing.

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The study of tire, steering and suspension behavior is key to better vehicle performance. Another important function is the design of the planetary transmission that fits into the wheel assembly. They are also responsible for the design and improvement of the pedal board and the braking system, very important elements to achieve a better response of the car and, consequently, to improve safety. They are also in charge of the mechanical braking and autonomous steering system and its actuators.

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Where autonomous and manual control architectures come together. In vehicle control we are in charge of the path planning, state estimation and autonomous controller algorithms, as well as the lower-level layers such as torque vectoring, traction control and power control. Our main goal is bridging the gap between planning and control unlocking better performances of the behaviour of the car on track.

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It is responsible for the design, programming and implementation of the various ECUs (electronic control units), which receive information about the car's status and its environment, and act accordingly. It is also responsible for the design of its own low-voltage wiring, telemetry implementation, driver control interface, and other tasks.

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The management section is a cross section that includes bureaucracy and marketing. First of all, the bureaucracy focuses on organizing the companies collaborating with the project, the relationship with the university and the team’s treasury.

Secondly, we bring social media and the team’s website to the forefront of getting to know us around the world and attracting new insights into our project. Therefore, it is essential in the audiovisual quality in which we work every day. We also organize events we attend, as well as create our own, such as car presentations.

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In charge of the car’s heart, the High Voltage circuit: Both the self-made high and low voltage batteries which deliver power to the inverters, transforming the DC current into triphasic AC that reaches the four outboard wheel motors. In addition, the Powertrain section is also tasked with the cooling and structural design of its components, both designing the engines’ cooling jackets and the batteries’ containers.
Last but definitely not least, the section is facing one of its toughests challenges to this date, the design and validation of its in-house inverter, both developing the power electronics and the control algorithm in FPGA.

CUPRA


Principal sponsor

SEAT, S.A. is a Spanish automobile manufacturer with its head office in Martorell, Spain.

The headquarters of SEAT, S.A. are located at SEAT's industrial complex in Martorell near Barcelona. By 2000, annual production peaked at over 500,000 units; in total up to 2006, over 16 million cars have been produced including more than 6 million from the Martorell plant, with three-quarters of the annual production being exported to over 70 countries worldwide. SEAT today is the only major Spanish car manufacturer with the ability and infrastructure to develop its own cars in-house.

Applus Idiada


Premium sponsor

Applus+ IDIADA offers design, testing, engineering, and homologation services to the automotive industry worldwide.

Their reputation is founded on the expertise of an international team of more than 2,100 engineers and technical experts, their first class facilities, their client focus and a constant drive towards innovation. An international network of subsidiaries and branch offices in 25 countries ensures that customers receive a fast and personalised service.

AVL


Premium sponsor

With more than 11,500 employees, AVL List GmbH is the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of all types of powertrain systems (hybrid, combustion engine, transmission, electric drive, batteries, fuel cell and control technology), their integration into the vehicle and is increasingly taking on new tasks in the field of assisted and autonomous driving as well as data intelligence. The company was founded in 1948 with the headquarters in Graz, Austria. It provides industry-leading technologies and services based on the highest quality and innovation standards to help customers reduce complexity and add value.

Lab Circuits


Premium sponsor

Founded in 1972, Lab Circuits is an independent company with 4.000m2 facilities. Nowadays, it is formed by a team of 75 high specialized professionals and committed to the philosophy of offering the best service to the client. We manufacture printed circuits boards from 2 to 30 layers with the most advanced high-tech.

It allows us to produce pcb HDI, Rigiflex, RoHS, microvias-laser, buried routes, impedance certification and special materials pcb's, with maximum quality. Production of prototypes, small and medium series, under certification ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001, UL and UNE-EN 9100:2010.

Schaeffler


Premium sponsor

The Schaeffler Group is making a decisive contribution to 'Tomorrow's Mobility' already today: with its high-precision components and systems for engine, transmission and chassis applications, as well as bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications.

LCEM


Premium sponsor

LCEM (Common Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering) aims to support research projects carried out in different structural units of the UPC and the industry, in general. It manufactures parts, prototypes, running rehearsals, homologations, etc.

Parc del Fòrum


Premium sponsor

TE Connectivity


Premium sponsor

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With more than 85,000 employees, including over 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

DS Compsites


Premium sponsor

Draxton


Premium sponsor

NTT Data


Platinum sponsor

CastelOmega


Platinum sponsor

Repair of precision servo motors and electric spindles of all brands.

Madit


Platinum sponsor

CSUC


Platinum sponsor

CSUC (Consortium of Services of Catalonia’s University) has the aim to share academic services, promote knowledge transfer, manage the associated entities and ameliorate communication between scientists, librarians, etc. Potentiating synergies and scale economies, the result is an enhancement in effectiveness and efficiency. CSUC actively participates in R & D initiatives and promotes innovation, both state and private.

Model Bages


Platinum sponsor

Gestamp


Platinum sponsor

Akkodis


Platinum sponsor

Embotech - Driverless Sponsor


Software sponsor

Embotech is a leading developer of cutting-edge decision-making software. Their embeddable software empowers autonomous systems to make decisions by solving complex optimization problems in milliseconds, bringing significant improvements in safety, productivity and energy efficiency. Current applications include Automotive, Industrial and Aerospace Solutions.

IPG Automotive


Software sponsor

For over 30 years, it has been their goal to overcome challenges in the vehicle development process – side by side with you. They have firmly established theirselves in the field of vehicle dynamics simulation and become experts in autonomous vehicles, ADAS and powertrain application cases. To this day, they are driven by their desire to make the complexity of the development process manageable for you, even during a time when challenges are constantly growing.

SIEMENS


Software sponsor

Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe with branch offices abroad.

The principal divisions of the company are Industry, Energy, Healthcare (Siemens Healthineers), and Infrastructure & Cities, which represent the main activities of the company.

Altair


Software sponsor

Software company with a huge amount of simulation programs, for example: CFD, structural, optimization, etc.

Rapidharness


Software sponsor

Kisssoft


Software sponsor

Altium


Software sponsor

Vi-grade


Software sponsor

Skyciv


Software sponsor

LEMO


Gold sponsor

LEMO is the acknowledged leader in the design and manufacture of precision custom connection and cable solutions. LEMO’s high quality Push-Pull connectors are found in a variety of challenging application environments including medical, industrial control, test and measurement, audio-video and telecommunications.

Parcmotor Castellolí


Gold sponsor

mecakim


Gold sponsor

Since 1982 they have been specialists in wood machining. They manufacture custom furniture and other highly customized interior design solutions for commercial spaces, offices, hotels, health centers and residential construction.

AMSA Trinitat RC


Gold sponsor

Invensity


Gold sponsor

Manufacturas Max-Plastic S.A


Gold sponsor

Melasta


Gold sponsor

Melasta Corporation, was incorporated by three companies, headquartered in Shenzhen, a professional manufacturer of rechargeable battery, audio, communications and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its Lithium polymer battery, LifePo4, Li-ion and NIMH battery make them one of the most comprehensive rechargealbe battery suppliers in China.

Mecabosch


Gold sponsor

Models Marquès


Gold sponsor

Premium


Gold sponsor

They offer solutions to the industrial market, being some of them in high-tech machinery, transportation, energy or extreme environments applications. Having over 39 years of experience and a highly trained team has allowed them to position themselves as technological leaders in power solutions.

Their product range consists of DC/DC converters, uninterrupted power supplies, DC/AC inverters, AC/DC power supplies and any solution that requires high reliability from 50W to 50kW.

BCN Boxes


Gold sponsor

AsorCad


Gold sponsor

Vectornav (Driverless sponsor)


Gold sponsor

Founded in 2008, they began with the idea that their expertise in aerospace guidance, navigation, and control could be applied to the latest advancements in inertial and GNSS technology, resulting in products that achieve unprecedented performance in the smallest possible footprint.

Furgocat


Gold sponsor

DetailCar


Gold sponsor

Hexis


Gold sponsor

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