一个solar-powered inspiration for sustainability and innovation

Citrix enables knowledge-sharing for the Vattenfall Solar Team

The race to innovate

Vattenfall Solar团队是来自Delft技术大学(Tu Delft)的一个自我管理的17名学生,在荷兰。该团队于1999年成立,当时两名涂代尔夫特学生受到阳光竞争的启发,以参与世界太阳挑战。

每两年,团队成员投入他们的时间来设计和建造普利司通世界太阳挑战的赛车 - 由世界领先的技术大学设计和建造的太阳能汽车2500公里的比赛。每次活动都会改变,必须每次都设计一辆全新的太阳能汽车。TU Delft团队于2001年首次竞争,赢得金牌,现在赢得了它已进入的十个事件中的七个。该团队还在Sasol太阳能挑战中竞争了三次,赢得了三次。

一个new challenge for a new decade

当它竞争时,该团队有很多东西要证明Solar Challenge Moroccoin October 2021; during the last race, in 2019, the car went up in flames just before reaching the finish line. The challenge for the team now was to race its radically designed, asymmetric three-wheel car, Nuna 11, over a total of five days and five demanding stages.

The goal — aside from winning — was “to inspire the world for sustainability and innovation”, and Citrix was there to help. In the team founders’ own words: “Work from anywhere, on any device. With the right digital workspace technology, there is no limit to what you can achieve. This has been more important than ever with designing and building our solar car during COVID times!”

The team achieved an impressive third place in Morocco, taking the challenges of a desert race in its stride, battling traffic, sandstorms and even the stomach flu but also managing to briefly be at the front of the stage before securing its podium spot.

在过去和现在之间转移知识

Citrix is a Gold Sponsor of the Vattenfall Solar Team, and the students use亚博国际登录Citrix Shartfile.to help solve two major challenges: transferring knowledge between past and present teams, and securely sharing, storing, and syncing large volumes of data from the car during the race.

“你可以想象,在一场比赛期间,你是在不知名的地方 - 撒哈拉沙漠或山区 - 连接有限,有时根本没有,”队发言人Tanya Spee。“在比赛期间,我们使用Citrix ShareFi亚博国际登录le在比赛中与我们的三辆媒体汽车与我们的后台在荷兰之间分享我们的文件,媒体内容和我们所有的视频。这样,我们很快就把我们的故事赶到了新闻和社交媒体,以便人们可以追随我们的进步日,甚至分钟。“

Building the right digital workspace

During the competition, the engineering students must do everything themselves, from designing, building, and racing the car to creating their own IT environment. ShareFile’s ease of set-up, therefore, makes it an ideal solution. “Having the right digital workspace technology has been more important than ever with designing and building our solar car during COVID-times,” Spee says. “Citrix ShareFile is playing a critical role. It will be instrumental in helping the team win again and in sharing our story with the world.”

该团队还享有另一个福利:Citrix赞助红牛F1团队,并设法安排Tu Delf亚博国际登录t学生与红牛总工程学家之一之间的在线会议。荷兰红牛F1司机Max Verstappenalso sent a message of support to the team.

共享数据,新闻和重要信息

多年来,涂德尔福特团队已经积累了大量数据,它希望与实时竞赛数据结合使用,使太阳能汽车尽可能高。亚博国际登录Citrix ShareFile安全安全地同步,存储和共享文件的能力将成为启用此问题的关键。

During races, real-time data on weather, road conditions, and car performance are correlated with historical data in order to optimize performance. Additionally, ShareFile will play a critical role in reaching the widest possible audience and getting the team’s message across via social media.

ShareFile will be instrumental in making the team win again and spreading the message about its performance and the wider goals of sustainability and innovation.

Having the right digital workspace technology has been more important than ever with designing and building our solar car during COVID-times. ShareFile is playing a critical role.
Tanya Spee
Spokesperson
Vattenfall Solar Team

Industry

  • 教育, Automotive

地点(国家)

  • Netherlands

Citrix products

Key benefits

  1. Critical data shared quickly between car, team and the wider world
  2. 安全同步,存储和共享团队文件和文档
  3. 通过将实时赛遥测与存储数据相结合来提高效率