McMaster EcoCAR project featured on CTV news

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McMaster’s participation in a prestigious North American engineering competition is catching the attention of local media.

Mac’s work on electrifying a Chevy Blazer — part of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge sponsored by the sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors (GM), and MathWorks, and managed by Argonne National Laboratory — was featured on CTV News’s Up to Speed segment this past weekend.

EcoCAR is a collegiate automotive engineering competition aimed at developing a highly skilled workforce by providing hands-on experience designing and building the next generation mobility solutions to meet our nation’s future energy and mobility challenges.

EcoCAR teams will participate in a four-year competition that will challenge them to re-engineer a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer to incorporate advanced propulsion systems, electrification, and connected and automated vehicle technology that will improve the energy efficiency, safety and consumer appeal of vehicles, specifically for the carsharing market.

The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge tasks 12 North American universities, including McMaster, to apply advanced propulsion systems, electrification, SAE Level 2 automation and vehicle connectivity to improve the energy efficiency of the Blazer – all while balancing factors such as emissions, safety and consumer acceptability.

EcoCAR Mobility Challenge launched in September 2018 and will conclude in 2022.

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