ICT has partnered with Automotive Technology InMotion to mutually develop the IM/e racecar. InMotion strives to participate in the 24h race of Le Mans with their IM01 endurance racer. In January the team started with extensive testing on the dynamometer to gain insight into all sorts of data of the car. This week, it was time for another milestone. The car made its first ride outside. The circuit in Lelystad was scene of the “installation laps”. Check the video above this article for a great compilation.
A successful milestone
Tuesday February 21, InMotion took the IM/e to the track for the very first time. It was an exciting moment for the entire team. Racing driver Meindert van Buuren had the honor to put the first mileage on the car. Fortunately, the car performed great from the beginning, and the team was able to do some installation laps, followed by a predefined test plan. During testing they encountered some minor technical teething troubles, but it was nothing structural. Click here for a photo impression.
Testing, testing and more testing
Last January, the Motar powered InMotion IM/e drove its first meters. One of InMotions experienced racedrivers, Nick Catsburg, was at the wheel of the IM/e. This took place during an event hosted for InMotion’s partners/sponsors. After this successful shakedown, the car is optimized for the racetrack. Several test are executed at the dyno. Based on these dyno test-results the team took apart the car to improve several parts of the car. After the car has been fully rebuilt, it became track-worthy. To put some more mileage on it, this week the car made its maiden laps on an actual track.
Partnership ICT and InMotion
InMotion is an automotive race team that consists of students of Eindhoven University of Technology and Fontys University of Applied Sciences. InMotion aims to participate in the 24h race of Le Mans in 2020 with their IM01 race car. Together ICT and InMotion developed the Electronic Control Units (ECU’s) for the complete IM/e race car. ICT provides its Model based development Production Platform: Motar, consisting of the ECU’s hardware and platform software, while InMotion develops the control algorithms (application software) for these ECU’s.