McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC)

McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC)


at McMaster University we have one of the largest programs in academia in North America in transportation electrification at my Auto which is the McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and technology we have more than 250 researchers involved we are focused on developing the next generation of transportation technology from advanced manufacturing technique power trains and powertrain components including electric machines engines and transmission the power electronics and charger the computing system and embedded software lightweight material battery cells and energy storage system we’re setting up a solar carport here on-site on the earth Monteverde brown’s micro grid is just a smaller version of a grid state for example like your home or like their commercial building it has its own of our network and it also has the option to feed the bigger grid goes down then it can island and still be powered up on its own the people that benefit from this technology is everyone for example the youth the users of the adaptive engineering system they can save on their energy box and the utilities can also benefit by free reducing the peak demand overall and making the whole grid more stable one of the things with unique about Marc is that we have all the necessary disciplines for automotive research under one roof so we have you know McCann engineering Electrical Engineering power electronics but also there’s a very large software component so think of modern vehicles then there’s typically 60 plus microcontrollers and vehicles that are helping to deliver advanced features active safety features and never before has there been the requirement to produce safety critical software in such high volume and you have to produce a new model every year for your competitors and equality the people at McMaster coming out of software engineering are trained in control systems and their engineers we have this incredible facility here typically have these walls between the different disciplines and in order to effectively deliver a vehicle all of these disciplines have to collaborate and as a classic my master you


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