High Efficiency Robotic Operator (HERO): Autonomous Drivetrain
Imagine a world where consumers owned the cockpit interior of a vehicle, but the drivetrain was modular, autonomous, and could be ordered to pick up the cockpit and its passengers. Students on the BorgWarner team will engineer a working prototype of this highly efficient robotic operator – HERO. All team members will become BorgWarner summer interns in Auburn Hills, MI.
BorgWarner is a propulsion leader for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. They have worked with the College for Creative Studies to develop a concept for a sustainable modular autonomous vehicle system that consumers could order like an Uber or a Lyft to interface with a cockpit that the consumer would own. The part that contains the propulsion system is known as HERO (High Efficiency Robotic Operator). HERO will contain the suspension, drive train, steering components, and autonomous controls for the assembly. The students on the BorgWarner team will engineer and build a working prototype proof of concept of HERO.