2015-02-09 Nijkerk Electronics supplies OLED displays to Formula Electric Belgium team.

Formula Electric Belgium unites a group of motivated engineering students from different campuses of KU Leuven University and Thomas More University College in Flanders, Belgium. The practical goal of the project is to design, build and drive an electric Formula Student race car. In the process, they are joined by several partners who help realizing the development of the car. After a year of development and manufacturing processes, the team will participate in several international events of the Formula Student competition. Formula Electric Belgium is not just a racing team. The project offers a platform in which technological partners can showcase and test their latest innovating developments. Nijkerk Electronics delivered a bunch of Oled displays to the electronics of the Formula Electric Belgium team. This display will be mounted on the dashboard of the race car and will provide information to the driver while driving as well as information about the drive afterwards when standing still. Nijkerk Electronics was able to deliver a display with Oled technology, which will be an advantage compared to last year. Positive thing about this Oled technology is that the information on the screen is as much readable to the person standing next to the car, as to the driver himself.

Formula Student is a platform for the next generation of world class engineers. It is Europe’s most prestigious engineering competition for students and it is organized by SAE International. The competition was organized in Europe for the first time in 1998 because there was a big demand for young engineers with practical experience in terms of teamwork, design and project planning.

Formula Student challenges university teams worldwide to design and build their own car in only nine months time. The performance of the car and the qualities of the team are being evaluated during static and dynamic events. To complete this mission successfully the team has to work together and think of creative solutions for the problems presented by the judges. An additional difficulty is completing the whole project within a certain budget and time. The competition involves combustion cars as well as electric cars. Formula Electric Belgium only participates in the electric class.

For more information go to: http://www.formulaelectric.be/home

 

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