Hej fellow folks!
The exam week is over, period 4 has started with crazy clashing lecture schedules. But, what is happening at the KTH Formula Student Garage these days? Well, we have started manufacturing our car- eV14!
This year we are very excited to take part in the Formula Student 2018 competition at Silverstone, UK! We are in fact super excited because we will be also running the car DRIVERLESS! Yes, we are talking about the autonomous drive system indeed! The competition is scheduled to be held between 11th and 15th of July. With every passing day, we are approaching closer to the BIG DAY and we need to have a race ready car quite soon! But as we often say, it is the process that means to us more than the end product itself. The learning, the experience and the satisfaction of being able to successfully complete this project are what that make this journey exciting, valuable and enjoyable.
So let’s have a quick look at our manufacturing process!
At KTH formula Student, we believe in manufacturing a quality product. Robustness, Reliability, and Quality are very important to us. Of course, a safe car is our paramount objective. So, we have kickstarted our manufacturing process by having a couple of training workshops from our industry partners themselves. Indeed, training is very critical because every component being used is of top-notch quality and is equally expensive. So, learning to use the tools and following good engineering practices to design and implement each and every component are very important in the manufacturing process.
It is not always the workshops, we also visit companies. A few of us were at Koenigsegg Automotive AB recently. What is cooler than learning from the experts themselves! It was extremely inspiring to learn their story about how they started a supercar company and grew to be immensely successful, not a pinch deterred by the naysayers. Indeed, “If they say it’s impossible, prove them wrong!”
Here are some pictures that show what is it like to be in the garage every day. Our typical day look like these!
Every day there is a new problem to solve, a new challenge to tackle and a ton of learnings and that is exactly what this project is all about- True Engineering. When the goal ahead is crystal clear and when we have solid inspiration and guidance from our alumni, the motivation to build the most awesome car is always growing. Stay tuned to the blog to know more about our progress. A Race-Ready Car is just in the making!