Istanbul Technical University Solar Car Team (ITU ZES SCT) is a student racing and research-development team that has set out to build incredible solar-powered electric cars since 2004.
Last year, Kvaser provided the team with a Kvaser Memorator Pro 2xHS v2, a professional-level, dual channel CAN bus interface and standalone data logger that offers advanced features such as message filtering, triggers, error detection and generation, silent mode, an expandable SD card slot up to 64G, and galvanic isolation.
Connected to a PC with USB2.0, the Kvaser Memorator Pro 2xHS v2 operates as a powerful real time CAN to USB interface, whilst in data logger mode, the compact design of this device makes for the perfect flight recorder. Configurable using Kvaser’s Memorator Config Tool, this device is capable of running user-developed scripts, written in the Kvaser t programming language. Guidance in creating t programs is provided. The Kvaser Memorator Pro 2xHS v2 is CAN FD compliant.
The team did their country proud by participating in the iLumen European Solar Challenge 2022 (iESC 2022) in Belgium in September 2022, placing in the top three, and breaking new ground in the competition with 257 laps in the ’24 Hours’ race. Their next destination is the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2023 in Australia!
Team-member Buse Öğretir, who is part of the Embedded Systems Group, shared the team’s experience so far of using the Kvaser Memorator Pro 2xHS v2: