ICT Group and InMotion have announced the extension of their partnership. InMotion is an automotive race team that consists of students of Eindhoven University of Technology and Fontys University of Applied Sciences. ICT has been a partner of InMotion since 2015.
ICT has helped the student team with the development of their first electrical car: the Fusion. By providing a model-based development Production Platform, Motar, ICT has developed the Electronic Control Units (ECU’s) for the complete car. Motar consists of the ECU’s hardware and platform software. The platform ensured that InMotion could develop and test software for their Fusion car which could be re-used in the cars that followed.
InMotion’s mission is to make charging as fast and convenient as refueling: Electric Refueling. The race team will showcase the potential of electric refueling by joining in the Garage 56 class during the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a fully electric endurance race car in 2023. Laura van Erp, account manager at InMotion reacts to this: “ICT is a trusted partner of InMotion and we are proud to team-up with an innovation-driven company like this. Thanks to the partnership, it is possible for our Endurance racer to drive its first meters and to fast charge on the track.”
Up till now, the team has already several lap records on its name: the electric lap record on Circuit Zandvoort, Circuit Zolder and TT Circuit Assen. Koen Peppelman, ICT’s Business Unit Manager R&D Engineering Products: “We are excited to contribute to the goal of InMotion to make charging as fast and convenient as refueling. Being at forefront of many of the latest developments in the automotive industry, we successfully developed the Motar platform. The platform assists with the most complex part of innovation processes: compiling the process model into code for the embedded software. In case of InMotion, the Motar ECUs are used for the control of every electronic function in the car. We have been developing in close collaboration and Motar enables us that a lot of the developed and tested software can be reused for the team’s next cars. We cannot wait to start breaking the next records.”