Blickfeld’s technology empowers TUfast Eco (TU Munich) and Elbflorace (TU Dresden) to navigate race tracks autonomously in the upcoming 2022 racing season. The company sponsors both student teams with their advanced LiDAR sensors to support them in the autonomous challenges of the racing competitions.
The TU Dresden’s racing team Elbflorace has spent the last 1.5 years developing this season’s racing car “HerminE”. Compared to the predecessor model, the 2022 model is even lighter thanks to smaller wheel units, and a hydraulic emergency brake system, and features an upgraded chassis. The Blickfeld Cube 1s are part of the car’s sensor suite to detect the route for the driverless parkour. The team’s electric autonomous vehicle will be competing in both the electric and driverless discipline at the 2022 Formula student.
Read more on team Elbflorace here.
The TU Munich team TUfast Eco strives to move toward a zero-emission future. For their new muc022 vehicle, the team manufactured the rims out of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, thereby drastically reducing the weight of their vehicle. Their electric motors enable up to 92% efficiency. For its self-driving function, the muc022 relies on Blickfeld LiDAR sensors as well as cameras.The team’s next challenge is the Shell Eco-marathon.