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  • New competition class: Formula Driverless
BUT WHERE WILL BE THE HEROES? Bosch and students are creating driverless F1 cars to race in a special series. Image: Bosch
BUT WHERE WILL BE THE HEROES? Bosch and students are creating driverless Formula cars to race in a special series. Image: Bosch

STUTTGART, Germany –Bosch is helping more than 30 teams to develop and design driverless racing cars to compete in a Formula Student Germany competition.

Today (July 8 2017) the supplier of technology and services will be invite some 300 students from four countries to its Boxberg proving ground to prepare their vehicles for the competition on Germany’s Hockenheimring circuit.

The support from Bosch mainly takes the form of hardware components, software, and expertise but says, above all, that the students will benefit from the specialist knowhow of the engineers to which they can turn for advice.

DECADE OF INVOLVEMENT

Bernhard Bihr, president of Bosch Engineering, a Bosch Group subsidiary that specialises in engineering services, told Carman’s Corner in a media release:  “Students working In the Formula Student competition can gather valuable experience in project management, engineering, and software.”

Bosch has been involved in student race series for 10 years by helping FSG and students to build their own race cars and compete against each other in “combustion” and “electric” classes but now “driverless” has been added.

Apart from driving tasks, the teams must present a business plan and a marketing concept to a panel of judges.

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