Truly autonomous driving systems completely remove the driver from the control loop. A new generation of simulation solutions has the potential to substantially contribute to validating the safety and reliability of autonomous vehicles, helping to reduce time to market by reducing the amount of road testing required to demonstrate the vehicle’s safety.
Established in 2000, Firenze Race Team is the official Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team of Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence), where Formula SAE is doing much to mirror Formula 1 racing by holding events around the world. But a key difference is that the teams are made up only of students in active education; briefed to develop a Formula-style race car.
Because of its influence on weight and cost, accurately digitizing the wiring system is a priority when implementing a digital twin strategy in the automotive and transportation sectors. It’s also one of the most challenging aspects of this task.
Motorsport is a lifelong passion for me – particularly Formula 1. The incredible speeds make it demanding and thrilling, and winning means only the best will do. Only the best drivers, engineers and support workers break into this elite world. And although it’s about exceptional individuals, I find it fascinating to see how getting to that top spot on the podium means that behind the scenes there’s some seriously superior teamwork going on.
Zuken has been developing PCB design tools for the automotive market for years. With automotive electronics worth over $200 billion globally, and growing every day, Zuken is preparing for a brave new world of smart cars, and autonomous and electric vehicles.