Fast lap times and the success of efforts to optimize fuel consumption are crucial in motorsports. Several racing teams count on us, their technology partner, to help develop intelligent software and electronic components. And you can count on our state-of-the-art simulations to condense R&D into extremely short cycles to help you develop the right racing strategy with us.
Motorsports are not just about automakers. Teams, circuit operators, venues, race promoters, fans, and reporters also matter, which is why perks like electric pit lanes, live telemetry data delivered to promoters via cloud-based systems, and fan apps are such a big part of the scene.
Custom motorsports development
The tech inside the competing vehicle, be it an earthbound race car or airborne drone, is the very essence of motorsports. Putting a successful vehicle on the track is all down to the right kind of R&D. Our approach to development is built on lean processes, efficient methods, model-based software engineering, and compliance with all regulations. And our custom software development capability is your winning proposition for racing success.
What we do at a glance:
Custom tool development
Tests (XiL, component and system test bench, complete vehicle, race track)
Implementation (drive train, battery management, energy recovery)
Design and Simulation
Speed matters. Time and budgets are tight. Testing countless real-world prototypes is not an option. This is why the design phase has to be entirely virtual – and rapid. This phase entails more virtual work than any other stage of the development process. Our engineers construct the entire vehicle in the virtual realm and run simulations. The team fleshes out every aspect of the vehicle’s fundamental design, including energy management, before a driver or mechanic has been recruited.
The on-site mission at the racetrack is to attend to and optimize the legacy system encompassing both driver and vehicle. Our experts handle all optimization-related tasks, preparing the driver and vehicle for the given racetrack, the weather, and other conditions. Count on us to coax the best performance from the material every time.
What we do at a glance:
Simulations (driver training, race strategy and energy management optimization, lap time simulation)
Measurements (data acquisition/ telemetry, performance analyses, system evaluation, monitoring)
Vehicle management/ support (E/E system, hybrid, software, application)
Skills spanning many racing series
We adapt to your needs and challenges to bring our cross-racing experience to your project, be it Le Mans, Formula E, DTM, IMSA, Blancpain, Hill Climb races, or 2-Wheeler competitions.
Formula E: Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s technical partner
As Audi Sport’s partner of long standing, we have been supporting the team’s vehicular software development efforts since 2016. With the main thrust of our efforts devoted to model-based development, we are able to realize new functions within the confines of the exceedingly brief development cycles that are so common in motorsports.
Intelligent energy management contributes to another Le Mans victory
ITK provided the model-based development services and the virtual environment necessary to deliver, verify, and validate advanced functions for all test platforms (P, HiL and component test bench) – rapidly and without further adjustments required.
The winning formula in motorsports is teamwork. All the gears – driver, vehicle, and the entire team – have to mesh. Rapidly develop new functions. Prepare properly in the virtual realm for real-world races. Coordinate driver training on a simulator. Optimize the energy strategy. This is all part of our mission to serve your needs. We too are drivers and innovators. Count on us to impel and inspire – in familiar racing situations and on unfamiliar terrain when we help put your new ideas into practice.