They did it! With 1:48,371, the InMotion team shattered the electric lap record with 16 seconds. Beitske Visser, Dutch emerging talent in the international motorsport, had the honor of making the record attempt. An extensive network of partners has made it possible to optimize the technology of the race car in every detail. One of these partners is ICT Group. We provided a completely new software platform called Motar, which made it possible, among other things, for InMotion to deliver this amazing performance. ICT Group congratulates InMotion with their record! Seamless integration from Simulink Together ICT Group and InMotion developed the control ECUs for the racecar. ICT provided the Motar-platform, consisting of the ECU hardware, basic software and Model based development toolkit. InMotion developed the actual control algorithms that runs on these ECUs, controlling the entire car. With Motar, ICT offered a way to integrate control algorithms which are built in Simulink on a production class automotive hardware platform without any additional effort or hand-coding. By using the Motar toolbox in the Simulink control models, integration of these models on the ECU HW is done by a single button push.
What’s next The next step is the construction of a new car. With that new car, the ultimate goal of InMotion is to participate in the 24-hour race of Le Mans in 2020. (Photo credits: Gerlach Delissen Photography)