The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is pleased to join forces with the Mechanical Engineering Department in McMaster's first ever, Formula SAE Hybrid competition. A group of undergraduate and graduate students, comprised mostly of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers will be designing, assembling and then racing an original hybrid car that meets the specifications set down by the Formula Hybrid Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The students involved in this project are depiceted to the left with Dr. Emadi and Dr. Perez-Pinal. The competition will be held in May, 2012 in Concord, New Hampshire, during which time the final design will be unveilled by the Formula Hybrid Team.
The establishment of the Centre for Mechatronics and Hybrid Technologies (CMHT) will provide a world-class research and development facility pioneering the testing, monitoring, fault-prediction, and optimization systems related to hybrid technologies. This includes developing a full-scale vehicle testing platform and state-ofthe- art cell development for characterization of engine wear, fault detection, and in-service modification of engine control strategy to account for engine wear conditions.
McMaster University is one of only 53 universities worldwide to be a member of Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education more commonly known as PACE. Since 1999, PACE has linked General Motors (GM), Autodesk, HP, Siemens PLM Software, and Oracle to support strategically selected academic institutions worldwide and develop the automotive product lifecylce management team of the future.
MacAUTO is the newly established coordinating body for automotive research and education at McMaster University. The University’s numerous automotive-related research institutes and centres work with industry, government and academic partners in developing and commercializing new technologies and materials that will ensure the global competitiveness of Canada’s auto industry for years to come.