Electrical

About the Electrical Team

The electrical team is tasked with getting the energy from the sun down to the tires. That’s quite an undertaking, and it poses quite a few challenges. The electrical team is broken down into several subteams to divide and conquer.

Subteams

Battery

Power Distribution

Driver Controls System

Software

Driver Controls System

The car has more functionality than just driving. It has switches, buttons, lighting, a horn and more. The Driver Controls System encomposes such features.

Power Distribution

The car’s major electrical systems run at 120 volts. Managing this power and ensuring safety during operation is the responsibility of the power distribution team

Software

Logic and communication amongst the different electrical systems is done using embedded microcontrollers and a CAN bus, much like the average car. The software team programs these systems to specification, as well as creating dashboards to display the data created by these systems.

Battery

The battery is quintessential to any electric vehicle. The car uses **Stats**