Aristurtle’s team for the 2021-2022 racing season consists of 30 ambitious members with more experience than ever and a huge desire to innovate. Their 6th race car is radically different from previous models; they will design and manufacture a new electric vehicle into which an autonomous system will be integrated, enabling participation in both DV and non-DV competitions.
The team’s most challenging goal going forward is the integration of the autonomous system. The aim is to maintain the performance of their previous car and make on-point changes in order to drive it to even faster lap times whilst at the same time designing detachable and lightweight assemblies that are necessary to make the vehicle driverless.
CAN is the main communication protocol in Aristurtle’s latest car, with the Kvaser Mini PCI Express 2xHS v2 CAN interface used to communicate between the Autonomous Processing Unit (APU) and the car’s wider network of microcontrollers and sensors, allowing data such as steering, brake and throttle commands to be sent and received without delay: