Like the other noted universities of the world the Budapest University of Technology
and Economics is participating in the international Formula Student competition
of erectors. The main challenge of the team constituented by mechanical
engineers, transportation engineers, electrical engineers and economists is to develop
and implement a working race-car and the corresponding business strategy.
As a member of the hungarian team I built the dashboard module, which
forms a separate unit of the electronic system in the vehicle. The circuit placed
in the steering wheel evaluates the informations got via the communication system
of the car, sends control messages to the other parts of the electronic system, and
displays numerical informations important for the pilot and the development team
on a large LCD. The pilot can control the other electronic parts of the car by the buttons
of the dashboard, it provides a standard interface to make the car working.
In my thesis I delineate in details the structure of the applied hardware- and
software-architecture, and finally I analyse the further development opportunities.