As Winter Workshop ends and teams work away on their Blazers, the CSU Vehicle Innovation Team is more than ready to advance at year 2 final competition with the help of industry sponsor, NXP. NXP is one of many industry sponsors that kindly assists the EcoCAR teams with a multitude of resources, including being our gracious host at Winter Workshop in Austin, Texas. The Colorado State team utilizes a variety of NXP automotive technologies, some that can be seen and some that are hidden in our influx of advanced vehicle components.
The Colorado State EcoCAR Team uses NXP products in two ways.
The first being the usage and optimization of the Cohda radios, which allow communication to flow with other vehicles on the road. Cohda radios are vital for our Blazer vehicle autonomy ultimately because it provides the driver with safety messages as they are on the road, such as impact warnings with other vehicles.
The second way that the CSU Vehicle Innovation team uses NXP products is through infrastructure completed by the increment of V2X and systems safety. V2X is a critical element in regards to our vehicle’s safety and efficiency, and ultimately serves as an essential element in our Blazer vehicle technology.
The Colorado State Team utilizes NXP products through technology integrated into our Blazer. Their purpose solely relies on systems safety, and the detection of vehicle hazards while on the road. All NXP products used in our vehicle endeavors serve a fundamental purpose to our overall vehicle safety technology, and to ease the driver just a bit more than when driving a standard combustion-engine vehicle.
Throughout year 2, safety has been one of our top priorities as a team. That's why the CSU Vehicle Innovation Team envies NXP and their system safety features in their advanced automotive technological devices. Already have our students gained extensive knowledge on the subject of safety in vehicle autonomy, and NXP's sponsorship with the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge has paved the path for CSU's success in year 2 and beyond as our students move into their professional careers.