Solar Team Eindhoven is determined to not only build the most practical solar car in the world but also to drive the use of solar energy to the next level through the use of smart innovation. Verum sponsors the team’s software engineering activities with commercial Dezyne licences and technical support.
For over 30 years the phenomenal Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a competition aimed at students the world over, has been at the forefront of driving innovation in solar-powered vehicles. Solar Team Eindhoven’s predecessors won the challenge in 2013, 2015 and 2017, a feat that the 2019 team plans to improve in the competition in October this year. A tough task that will take months of hard work and smart thinking. Verum will give the team an extra edge in the competition by sharing its knowledge of and experience in embedded software systems engineering with the team and by providing them with its unique, software toolset, Dezyne.
Next step towards a clean-energy future
Besides their ambition to outrun and outsmart the competition, the TU/e students want to contribute to solar energy development and the implementation of solar technology in our daily lives. To realise this ambition, they need to squeeze the maximum amount of energy out of the sun and convert it into motion by, amongst other things, designing highly effective and reliable embedded software in their car.
A first-time-right approach
Building software with Dezyne, a model-driven software engineering tool, is a first-time-right approach that results in a dramatic reduction of costs in the overall software lifecycle. Dezyne enables software engineers to specify, design, validate and formally verify software components for embedded, industrial & technical software systems.
Dezyne speeds up the development of control software by 300%, shortens development time by 20% and reduces field defects by 99.99%.
Based on the Eclipse IDE, Dezyne provides a complete environment for specifying, designing, exploring, verifying, generating and building model based software components. Engineers can easily understand, navigate through and communicate about their component models using a range of graphical representations, including state charts, event tables, system models and sequence charts.
Innovate in software
Dezyne integrates directly with conventional build environments and tools, enabling model verification, validation and code generation to be completely integrated with existing build processes. In brief, Dezyne speeds up the development of control software by 300%, shortens development time by 20% and reduces field defects by 99.99%. By using Dezyne to build their control software, the Solar Team Eindhoven will be able to rapidly innovate in software while also eliminating unpredictable and undefined behaviour, thereby achieving an unprecedented level of software robustness and reliability. This is one of the reasons the team is so eager to work with the Verum’s Dezyne tooling.
The Solar team Eindhoven aspires a future where daily life is powered by the sun. The Verum team is proud to support these ambitious students in reaching their inspiring and motivating goal.