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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 where engineering students from around the world design and build a Formula 1 style car, and then participate in different events. There are currently three categories in the competition: combustion, electric and driverless.

The competition is divided into static and dynamic events. In the first ones, the judges evaluate the engineering knowledge of the students in different fields associated with the development of the vehicle. The main static events are the Business Plan, the Cost Report and the Design, with 475 points out of 1000 in total. The other 625 points are associated with dynamic events, where the current performance of the car is measured.
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SECTIONS

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Is responsible for the design of the entire aerodynamic package of the car, the design of the frontwing and rearwing, the cooling of the car, the floor etc. All the efforts that the "aeros" make are focused on increasing the aerodynamic load generated by the car so that it runs as close to the ground as possible, and also on reduce the air resistance that the car generates to go faster on the straights.

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Autonomous Systems section's aim is to design and implement all the systems that allow the autonomous vehicle to drive through the circuit. This section is divided into three subsections: Perception, in charge of the Lidar and cameras, using them to detect cones,  Control,  developing the algorithms for localization and pathing, and Software, combining the code of the previous ones in ROS and implementing the simulation tools.

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Their main function is the design and manufacture of the structural part and the ergonomics of the car, as well as all the safety components that must protect the driver. They deal with composite materials such as carbon fiber, a very popular material in motorsport due to some good properties like high tensile strength and high stiffness, and because of the low weight pieces that you can obtain.

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The study of the tires behavior, the steering and the suspension are key functions to achieve a better car performance. Another important function is the design of the planetary transmission that fits between the wheel-in motor and the wheel assembly. Furthermore, they are in charge of the design and improvement of the pedal box and the brake system, that are important elements to get a better response from the car and, consequently, make it more safety.

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Their main goals are the design and implementation of the torque vectoring, the traction control and the power control. By using a good simulator of the real behavior of the vehicle and thanks to the whole data analysis process, better control of the car is achieved. Moreover, they are working in the design and manufacturing of a new inverter.

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The electronic department has as functions the design, programming and implementation of the different ECUs. From data acquisition to the treatment of these. They are also in charge of designing their own wiring system, implementing telemetry and the entire interface of the driver’s screen, among some other tasks.

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His duties range from contacting sponsors, essential for the team's existence, through treasury management, to team marketing. In fact, having a good marketing plan can place a team at the top, and that is achieved with a good group that is dedicated to creating and editing all kinds of audiovisual material, website design, magazines and broadcasting by social networks among many other tasks.

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As their name states they are in charge of all the power that runs in our car. From the self-made high voltage battery to the four outboard wheel motors. They also design and manufacture the ventilation and cooling system needed to make everything run smoothly.

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.

NEXUS Projectes


Premium sponsor

NEXUS Projectes is an engineering and manufacturing company that carries out the development of products based on composite materials, and providing specific knowledge in each area of expertise.

This company is present in a wide range of industrial sectors, such as motorsport, aerospace, high performance machinery, medical devices and naval. Moreover, it offers assistance that covers the needs of its customers from the innovation and concept feasibility phase to the detailed development and, finally, delivery of finished products.

Seat


Premium 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.

AVL


Main 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.

Bit Machine


Main sponsor

BIT GROUP is a company with more than 20 years of experience in the machining sector, specialized in high precision finishes and subassembly assemblies for various sectors such as automotive, aeronautics, pharmaceutical and defense.

We offer our clients a complete service that includes all the operations necessary for the optimal development of a product; from the previous study of the best manufacturing process, its mechanical manufacturing and finally the most suitable heat treatments and surface finishes, assembly and final verification.

Bosch


Main sponsor

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). In 2019, the company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros.

Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 126 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 72,600 associates in research and development.

Cinergia


Main sponsor

CINERGIA is the result of more than ten years of experience in the conception, design, production and service of customized power electronics solutions. Their key areas of expertise include power electronics, DSP-based digital control of converters, communications and software user interface (HMI).

CSUC


Main 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.

Lab Circuits


Main 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.

LEMO


Main 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.

LEMO has been designing precision connectors for seven decades. Offering more than 75,000 combinations of product that continue to grow through custom specific designs, LEMO and its affiliated sister companies REDEL, NORTHWIRE and COELVER currently serve more than 100,000 customers in over 80 countries around the world.

TE Connectivity


Main sponsor

TE Connectivity is a technology company that designs and manufactures connectivity and sensor products for harsh environments in a variety of industries, such as automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defense, medical, oil and gas, consumer electronics, energy and subsea communications.

Blumeprot


Platinum sponsor

Blumeprot nace de la mano de tresemprenedores que a finales del año 2011, en plena época de crisis decidieron crear un nuevo modelo de empresa de mecanizados, un negocio que respondiera a la demanda de los grandes clientes. Decidieron enfocar la producción a la fabricación de prototipos y pequeñas preseries de alto valor añadido.

Actualmente Blumeprot cuenta con unas instalaciones de 1000m2 situadas en Vilassar de Mar, a 20 Km de Barcelona

BCN 3D


Platinum sponsor

BCN 3D are one of the leading 3D printer manufactures in the world. Based in Barcelone, this company firmly belive in delivering the best quality tools to both professionals and industry level users. Above all, the main goal is to enable creators and innovators materialize their ideas providing a platform for creation.

Embotech - Driverless Sponsor


Platinum 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.

LCEM


Platinum 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.

Model Porex


Platinum sponsor

MODELPOREX, S.L. is a company dedicated to the manufacture of models for various sectors. Founded in 1966, in its beginnings it specialized in the realization of wooden models, becoming one of the pioneering companies in the national market in the manufacture of expanded polystyrene models for the automotive and Machine and Tool industries.

Melasta


Platinum 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.

Premium


Platinum 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.

Schaeffler


Platinum 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.

Parcmotor Castellolí


Gold sponsor

CastelOmega


Gold sponsor

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

DOGA


Gold sponsor

The company has more than 60 years of experience in the development and production of automotive components.

With affiliated companies in Italy, USA, Mexico, Brazil, China and India, they sale their products to more than 70 countries and operate in multiple markets, including industrial vehicles, buses, trains, agriculture and construction machinery, boats, motorcycles and passenger cars.

dSPACE


Gold sponsor

Every day, people around the world use means of transportation that were developed, tested, and validated with dSPACE solutions. They can trust that their vehicle’s drive system is energy-efficient, that intelligent assistance systems make driving more comfortable, and that the plane they are on is safely guided to its destination. Even today, dSPACE is working with leading technology providers worldwide to make the vision of autonomous driving a reality.

ETAS


Gold sponsor

ETAS provides innovative solutions, engineering services, consulting, training, and support for the development of embedded systems for the automotive industry.

ImagingSource (Driverless sponsor)


Gold sponsor

Cameras from The Imaging Source can be found in many areas of everyday life: industry, food and beverage production, research sciences, pharmaceuticals and medicine, traffic and parking management. Applications in sports, leisure and media are also taking hold. The human eye is limited to a small range of visible light, but the cameras and software from The Imaging Source make the invisible - visible.

IPG Automotive


Gold 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.

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.

SIEMENS


Gold 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.

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.

Velodyne Lidar (Driverless sponsor)


Gold sponsor

Velodyne Lidar, provider of smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance, known for breakthrough lidar sensor technologies.

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