Sports Vehicle StudentCar SCX: Success at the 61st Annual International Engineering Fair in Brno
The team of StudentCar from the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology achieved huge success, quite unique in the long history of VŠB - TU Ostrava (VSB – Technical University of Ostrava), in winning the Gold Medal in the category of Innovation in Transport and Logistics. The medals are awarded by a panel of experts to draw attention to the most innovative projects. The award ceremony is attended by the Czech Prime Minister and the government of the Czech Republic, the Chairs of the Parliament and Senate of the Czech Republic, leading representation of national and foreign enterprise as well as commercial attachés of various countries. Team StudentCar consists of employees of the Department of Materials and Technologies for Vehicles, alongside undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. Vehicle development and prototype production took place at university workshops and studios.
The StudentCar SCX electric sports vehicle was made in collaboration with VŠB - TU Ostrava, EVC Group s.r.o. and TÜV SÜD Czech s.r.o. The vehicle has attracted attention for its distinguished design and environmentally-friendly technologies. It is equipped with a set of four drive units without gear boxes which makes it unique when compared to both Czech and foreign competitors. It was the testing platform when developing a battery pack supplying the four synchronous electric motors. “This concept of driving units based on torque vectoring allows our vehicle to use an active electronic differential gear which supports the vehicle’s brilliant performance and running characteristics. SCX rounds the curves at high speed without any difficulty,” says Petr Tomčík of the Department of Materials and Technologies for Vehicles.
Text: doc. Petr Tomčík Foto: archiv VŠB-TUO, Katedra materiálů a technologií pro automobily www.vsb.cz
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