Renesas Electronics and Mahindra Racing expand Formula E technology partnership for season 5
13 November 2018
Renesas Electronics Corporation is expanding its strategic technology partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd and Mahindra Racing, one of the ten founding teams competing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, for the 2018-19 season.
The team is collaborating on system-level design upgrades featuring the Renesas RH850/E2x microcontroller (MCU), designed for the robust requirements of powertrain systems, and Renesas’ automotive battery management ICs.
For Season 5, Renesas took a module-level approach to the proof of concept design, developing an electronic control unit including PCB design, schematics, software, and modular-level testing. The upgrades will deliver significant processing power improvements and an improved safety system for the low-voltage battery.
The ABB FIA Formula E Season 5 starts with the Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix in Riyadh on 15 December 2018 and runs through to 14 July 2019 at the New York City E-Prix.