Who we are

The TUfast Eco Team is designated for students at the Technical University of Munich who are motivated in the development of highly efficient vehicles, who wish to be involved in the development of autonomous software, to actively deal with the latest developments in electromobility and gain practical experiences through numerous opportunities. Our focus is on the development of innovative solutions through interdisciplinary cooperation.

What drives us

Our goal is to develop and build an energy-efficient urban concept vehicle, in order to compete with international competitors, for instance, to participate in the Shell Eco-marathon. We have also been working on the autonomous driving for several years, which is still the main focus in the season 2022. We would like to contribute in raising awareness of the possibilities and the importance of “green” mobility with our effort. Besides, we are working actively on future mobility and implementing the latest developments ourselves – these are things that motivate us.

Our Goals

The Corona Pandemic affects large parts of our current life. We were no longer able to demonstrate parts of our work in competitions or present them to our viewers. In addition, personal contact with each other had to be replaced by online meetings. Despite these and many other challenges we set new goals and pursue the mission: efficiency. 

Muc022 should become even more efficient. We set ourselves the goal of optimal performance in the Shell Eco Marathon 2022. To achieve this, aerodynamic optimization and reworking of the chassis are essential. We are fundamentally overhauling the chassis to minimize efficiency losses. We’ve scheduled a four-month test phase for this and other updates to detect and improve them. For this season, we plan to be able to convert the car from autonomous to efficient for the first time. This will be realized through two different skirts.

The autonomous unit will be further improved and largely redesigned. With the help of SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), orientation will be improved to determine positions more precisely. Furthermore, the trajectory planning will be optimized to reach the destination faster and more efficiently. For orientation, muc022 will have a wide-angle camera and a stereo camera. Supporting lidar sensors will be installed to measure the distance to objects. As a result, the vehicle is also ideally prepared for slalom and track challenges. 

In Electrical Engineering, there are various new projects. The inverter newly developed in 2019 is designed to operate two synchronous motors, this will be put into operation this season. Furthermore, the self-developed motor test bench is to be put into operation. With the help of a simulation, various tests are to be implemented. In order to remain successful in the long run and to constantly increase our efficiency, it is important to know the performance of the current system. For this purpose, a new display will be installed with the aim: to show dynamic processes real time to the driver in order to increase driving efficiency.

With these renewals the efficiency of the muc022 should be improved. With our two new skirts we will be able to compete in autonomous as well as in energy efficient competitions in the new season. With muc022, we aim to achieve new success in competitions and increase the efficiency of muc022 and achieve new progress in Autonomous Driving.