E-gnition – Formula Student driverless

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To design an electric racing car, build it and get it over the finishing line on the race tracks of Europe – that was the declared aim of Formula Student. The ‘e-gnition’ team at the Hamburg-Harburg Technical University (TUHH), which is made up of almost 60 students from all disciplines, has been successfully taking part in this competition since 2012.


2017, the students took ninth place in the Formula Student Germany race, which is the world’s most important Formula Student event and takes place annually on the Hockenheim circuit. Since 2017, the students at the TUHH have also competed in the Formula Student Driverless category.

The aim of Formula Student Driverless was to adapt a racing car in such a way as to enable it to cover the circuit entirely without driver intervention. And in 2017, the TUHH students won the coveted ‘Autonomous Design Award’, which recognises the team as having the best concept for driverless vehicle functionality.


The driverless racing car was demonstrated on a test track at Hypermotion.

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