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Electrification Challenge

Become part of an electrical drive. Experience driving strategies with a remote controlled electric car. Find innovative e-mobility solutions to improve range. In short, work on the future of electrification – TODAY!

Date and time: Two dates to choose from, September 20—21 or September 21—22, 2019

Location: Continental booth at IAA 2019, Frankfurt Fair

Team: 18 people (three teams of six members each)

To give you the chance to explore the entire IAA fairground, Continental will provide you an admission ticket already valid for the day before your challenge.

Continental will also give you €100 toward your travel expenses and will cover food, drink and accommodation. After the event, just send us your travel receipts and we’ll reimburse you. All you need to do is make your own travel arrangements.

The application period for #Fiction2Science at the IAA 2019 has expired. Use our pre-registration form to receive information on new #Fiction2Science events.

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The Challenge in Detail

The task

Reducing the use of fossil fuels is key to our future – and electrification is highly important to sustainable, modern and forward-thinking mobility. Do your part and work with a team to develop new ideas!

Use a remote-controlled model electric car to test out different driving strategies with your teammates. Your challenge: Work intuitively to find a strategy you can use to travel the greatest distance on a test track. Collect technical data – either by modifying the vehicle controller or exchanging components – to optimize your electric drive.

Skills needed

This challenge is just the thing for anyone in electro-technology, computer sciences, mechatronics, physics and similar fields who has a passion for electric mobility.

Before the mission starts, each team member will take on the role of components in an electric drive – such as the electric motor, battery manager or vehicle or bus controller. This will help you figure out the messages and functions that need to be developed to work together as a complete electric drive. Once you’re equipped with this knowledge, you’ll be ready for your challenge!

The equipment

Outstanding results demand the best working materials! We’ll help you with all the technical resources you need. All you need to bring is your own laptop – and you’re ready to go!

And the winner is…

To put it simply: The longest range wins! Your team’s goal is to travel the greatest distance using innovative solutions.

Each participant of the winning team will receive an Amazon coupon worth € 200.