In early January, Georgia Tech’s EcoCAR team displayed its vehicle at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Conference held in Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Center. Even in the midst of finals, the team was very busy preparing for the big event and finalizing its control strategy!

At the conference, the Georgia Tech team met up with EcoCAR students from Penn State, Virginia Tech, Missouri S&T, and Ohio State to promote the competition. On the second day of the NSF conference, a swarm of high school students came by to see what was happening. The team recalls one student who asked a ton of questions about the 2-Mode EVT, which was very surprising for a high school student! “We think that student should apply to Georgia Tech – we have some work for him!”

Georgia Tech displays their EcoCAR at the NSF Conference

Georgia Tech displays their EcoCAR at the NSF Conference

The Georgia Tech team had a lot of fun at the conference. They found it very enlightening to listen to ideas and perspectives from researchers all around the country.

The EcoCAR is now back in the Georgia Tech garage and the team is hard at work improving their control strategy!