Delta Motorsport launches autonomous EV platform

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Silverstone-based Delta Motorsport has introduced its Delta S2. The flexible vehicle platform is an aluminum skateboard-style chassis engineered to allow for complete flexibility in vehicle length, width, ride height and wheelbase.

The brain behind the platform is Delta’s flexible platform master controller (PMC), which enables rapid and low-risk development of new vehicle configurations.

Delta’s PMC accommodates a range of drive, steering and braking system configurations, also taking control of interfaces with the battery system, charger and all other ancillary high-voltage components. Integrated within the PMC is Delta’s vehicle dynamics control capability, which offers simple traction control and electronic stability program (ESP) capability.

“Many companies are developing the artificial intelligence required for autonomous vehicles, but they do not necessarily have a vehicle capable of delivering their vision,” said Simon Dowson, managing director at Delta. “The flexibility of the S2 chassis and the integration of the platform master controller allows the delivery of multiple configurations quickly and at low cost.”

In addition to the new S2 flexible vehicle platform, Delta has also unveiled its new catalytic generator. The catalytic generator produces 35kW of electrical power and is relevant for a wide range of applications.

“Its low weight, compact size and near-zero-emissions make it ideal for use as an automotive range extender,” explains Nick Carpenter, engineering director at Delta. “Even using gasoline as a fuel, the optimized operation point and catalytic reaction give competitive efficiency with near-zero NOX, CO2 and particulates.”

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