Forze is a hydrogen racing team who has been using IAR Embedded Workbench in combination with Arm microcontrollers for more than five years.
Forze is a hydrogen racing team, consisting of about 70 students of the Technical University of Delft.
Committed to hydrogen since 2007, the team develops hydrogen racing cars. Forze combines the spectacle of racing with innovative and durable technology.
Forze has been using IAR Embedded Workbench in combination with Arm microcontrollers for about five years now.
Sanne Nielsen, Acquisitie Manager at Forze, comments:
"For the team’s engineers it is important to be able to write, test and debug the enormous amount of new low-level code, and IAR Embedded Workbench provides an excellent working environment for this."
IAR Embedded Workbench offers a powerful and intuitive coding environment
Building a hydrogen race car comes with major challenges. The use of fuel cell technology in cars is quite new, which means there aren’t as many components available.
Sanne Nielsen again:
"The parts we use are from companies operating in a scala of different industries that use different standards and protocols. Many components we use have also been placed in a car. To combine a wide variety of different parts into one electronic system, we are in need of a powerful and intuitive coding environment."
"Using IAR Embedded Workbench we are able to write software that allows all components in the system to communicate with each other. It is also possible to keep an overview of all the code, making it easier to alter or add code segments. With the software we wrote, we are able to optimally combine everything in the system to get the most out of it."