Test & Measurement

Tools aid hydrogen-powered racing car development

18th August 2015
Barney Scott

IAR Systems is proud to announce that its world-leading development tools have helped Forze, a student foundation at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, to develop their hydrogen-powered racing cars. Thanks to its strong code optimisations and easy-to-use interface, IAR Embedded Workbench has helped the team to accelerate the development cycle and to get their cars into production faster.

Forze is a group of around 70 students at the Delft University of Technology. The team focuses on the development and promotion of sustainable technology and since 2008, the team has built six hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The entire project is carried by team members who work voluntarily. Earlier this year, their latest car Forze VI broke the lap record for fuel cell vehicles on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring in Germany. Never before has a racing car with a hydrogen fuel cell completed the track so fast.

“Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to let the world know about the great potential of this hydrogen technology and make a clear statement about its place in the automotive industry”, says Mart van Rijsingen, Chief Electronics and Bodywork, Forze Team, Delft University of Technology. “IAR Embedded Workbench has an intuitive and very user-friendly IDE and it has helped us a lot in structuring our software and filtering errors out. The included debugger performs code checks in a very powerful way to make sure the code is doing what we expect it to do.”

IAR Systems’ world-leading tools help companies and organisations from all parts of the world to bring innovative products to the market easier, cheaper and faster. The complete compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench provides the embedded industry’s broadest device support, including more than 10,000 devices from all major semiconductor vendors. This unique independence enables developers to build what they want in the platform of their choice and always feel confident that IAR Embedded Workbench supports the device.

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