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pilatus
About pilatus
  • Overall FSG
  • Overall FS East
  • Engineering Design (FSG, FS East)
  • Acceleration (FSG, FS East)
  • Autocross (FS East)
  • Trackdrive (FS East)
  • Cost (FS East)
  • Skid Pad (FS East)
  • Business Plan (FS East)
4x 38.4 kW 200 kg 1.9 s 115 km/h

With pilatus driverless, AMZ set the goal to reclaim the first place in the world ranking. To improve reliability and to minimise the potential risks in all components, the weaknesses of the previous car gotthard were carefully analysed.

The four self-developed AMZ M7 wheelhub motors deliver 38.4 kW each at a weight of just under 3 kg. A staged planetary gearbox transmits the motor’s torque, resulting in 375 Nm at the wheel. Thanks to an advanced vehicle dynamics control including torque vectoring and traction control, the optimal force is transmitted to the ground in every driving situation. This ensures that the vehicle’s full potential is utilised.

The energy for the powertrain is stored in a two-piece battery. A self-developed, optical battery management systems monitors the battery cells’ status. The single-piece CFRP monocoque, including the roll hoops, weighs 20 kg. A lightweight CFRP crash box dissipates the impact energy in the event of an accident.

To reduce tire load variation a hydraulic suspension system is implemented on pilatus. This allows full separation of heave, pitch, roll and warp. Thanks to our unique dampers featuring MRF technology, the damping rate can be adjusted during the race.

To turn pilatus into an autonomous car, the driverless team has built its most ambitious autonomous system ever. Using two LiDAR for the very first time for better perception capabilities, along with two high end cameras, two GPS modules, two inertial measurement units, along with a high performance computer and optical velocity sensor, menas that our car can take advantage of all of this information and our algorithms can run faster than ever.

These improvements in our autonomous system lead the driverless team to win an overall victory in every event that they attended, cementing their position as world leaders in the Formula Student Driverless ranking.

Management

Rafael Bänziger
  • CEO
Sonja Brits
  • CTO
Alex Hönger
  • CTO
Felix Drescher
  • COO
Jochen Stiasny
  • COO

Operations

Marius Brühlmeier
Sandro Panighetti
Michelle Rüegg
Niclas Vödisch

Perception

Ankit Dhall
  • Module Lead
Pascal Schoppmann
Christoph Martin
Niclas Vödisch
Shashank Singh
Marco Flowers

Estimation

Victor Reijgwart
  • Module Lead
Johannes Aicher
Michelle Rüegg
Benson Kuan
Sirish Srinivasan
Leiv Andresen
Alex Hönger
Adrian Brandemuehl

Control

Pat Karnchanachari
  • Module Lead
John Halazonetis
Marius Brühlmeier
Sai Yaswanth Mummaneni
Jose Vazquez

Software Infrastructure

Nikhil Bharadwaj Gosala
  • Module Lead
Manish Prajapat
Yilun Wu
Sandro Panighetti

Mechatronics

Angelo Corradi
  • Module Lead
Dario Cairoli
Daniela Styger
Sai Yaswanth Mummaneni

Electronics

Daniel Winz
  • Module Lead
Ben Weber
Leiv Andresen
Sai Yaswanth Mummaneni
Adrian Brandemuehl
Shashank Singh