All the components of the car have to be designed so that they optimally meet all the functional requirements at the lowest cost possible, which is the task that our MD group encounters every day at KTH Formula Student. At the moment MD work on Driverless steering and breaking and some changes involving the mounting of the rear and front wing and redesigning some boxes for better access. They are also working on making the car rule compliant for this season's new rules.

The struggles which we have is finding actuators with high enough specifications that are not too expensive.

Jens Bennström
Head of Mechanical Design
Vishal Shanmugam
Head of Mechanical Design
Viktor Landemoo
Aditya Pratap Singh
Anmol Bhullar
Pratik Vaje
Adrian Stenbäck
Edvin Hagberg
Gustav Boman
Theo Zemack

Vehicle dynamics work on developing the overall concept of the vehicle in terms of what kind of a weight to aim for, what kind of a powertrain to aim for. Every movement of the car has to be analyzed by our Vehicle Dynamics group for optimal performance. The department also works on developing the suspensions and steering system for the vehicle as well as how to get the most out of the vehicle by developing control systems like traction control, torque vectoring and brake regenerative control.

Our goal for this year is developing vehicle control systems and tune the car for optimal performance. The problem we have is testing since it’s weather dependent and no testing can be done during the winter. The solution we go for is that we try to prioritize and plan before a test day.

Dhananjay Yadav
Head of Vehicle Dynamics
Shashwat Joshi
Head of Vehicle Dynamics
Aniroodh Kumaraswamy
Linus Grinde
Gabriele Bertoli
Felix Collin
Matteo Rossi

Working closely together, the subgroup Powertrain & Electronics (PE), is responsible for all the electrical systems of our car. Powertrain refers to our high-voltage systems while Electronics is all about developing the low-voltage electrical system.

Powertrain includes the motors and inverters in addition to battery.

PE:s main goal is to improve reliability and make a smooth transition between EV and DV configurations without affecting the performance of the car.

One of the toughest challenges for this subgroup is to design, test and optimize all the intricate parts of the different systems to perform at its best and push the car to its limits.

Jordi Altayó
Head of Electronics
Kim Strinnholm
Head of Powertrain
Viktor Hallbeck
Driverless Hardware Technical Integrator
Holger Stenberg
Samuel Svensson
Dhiyanesh Radhakrishnan
Emil Tagesson
Jorge Ballesteros
Lucas Falcon
Sarthak Manocha
Battery Development
Simon Richter
Tore Johansson
Venugopal Prathimala
Battery Development
Marcus Dahlin

The Driverless department is divided into three groups:

  • Perception: Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Sensor Fusion.
  • SLAM: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping.
  • Navigation: Planning and Control.

Our mission is to build a robust and efficient driverless software pipeline to join the best European competitions.

After an extremely selective recruitment process, a specific training and a depth study of the current state-of-art technology, we are now developing the new autonomous system.

Corentin Chauvin Hameau
Driverless Technical Integrator
Dominik Hollidt
Prashant Maheshwari
Akanshu Mahajan
Jack Jönsson
Javier Cerna
Joar Edlund
Johan Adamsson
Lukas Theiner
Shubh Gupta
Zihan Qiao

A lot of calculations and testing goes into the daily work within our group working with Aerodynamics and Composites, for a more concrete example, they are designing both the rear- and the front wing and optimizing them to achieve top performance.

Riccardo Andolfi
Head of Aero & Composites
Aaron Poutiainen
Ahmed Albayati
Selma Boudali
Sahil Gupta

The main focus for the BM group this time of the year is to find sponsorships, which is essential for our team to be able to work on this project. Other aspects of this groups focus include a lot of effort going in different events which we use frequently to expose ourselves both as organizers and as attendees. When we close in on the competition, the BM group will be responsible for the static events which include a business presentation as well as presenting a cost and design report.

Vivek Shenoy
Head of Business & Marketing
Felix Cao
Business Development
Venkhat Abhishek
Harivignesh Narayanasamy
Kajol Singh
Business Relations
William Nord-Nilsson
David Hu
Business Development
Anton Rådberg
Didrik Bydal
Dariush Poursasan
Rajath Alva
Shirshendu Piplai
Rohit Kumar
Viraj Phatarphod
Robin Wikström
Project Leader
Nils Niklasson
Technical Manager
Ajith Rajendran
Project Manager Hardware