The Ohio State Center for Automotive Research (OSU CAR) is an interdisciplinary research center in The Ohio State University College of Engineering. OSU CAR research focuses on: advanced electric propulsion and energy storage systems; advanced engines and alternative fuels for reduced fuel consumption and emissions; intelligent transportation and vehicular communication systems; autonomous vehicles; noise, vibrations, and dynamics; vehicle chassis systems; and vehicle and occupant safety.
OSU CAR also provides facilities and support for Motorsports/Student Projects. This program challenges students of all majors, backgrounds, skill levels, and degrees of experience to compete on one of six motorsports teams (Baja SAE, Buckeye Bullet, Buckeye Electric Motorcycle, EcoCAR, Formula Buckeyes SAE, and Supermileage SAE). Students apply research and classroom concepts, as well as learn hands-on skills for designing, fabricating, racing, managing, and marketing competition vehicles. This experience includes machining, engine testing, battery testing, computer aided design, and many other engineering tools. To learn more about OSU CAR visit: http://car.osu.edu/ and http://car.osu.edu/motorsports.
Conference attendees who plan to participate in the tour must add this event to their personal schedules (below) and will meet in the Great Hall on the first floor of the Ohio Union, by the Information Center. Your transportation will be located at the 12th street turnaround off the Potter Courtyard. The bus departs from Ohio Union at 3:30 pm and returns at 5:00 pm. The cost is free to conference attendees.