Hyundai Ventures, the US corporate venturing office for Hyundai Motor Group, focuses on promising startups in the US and parts of Europe. On occasion they also do proof-of-concept and prototyping projects. They’ve maintained a presence in Silicon Valley since 2011, and their location in the hub of innovation provides an environment ideally suited to their interests. Their interests span across any emerging technology and its impact on cars and trucks, personal well-being during travel, environmental sustainability, and manufacturing.
Persis Drell is Stanford’s thirteenth provost. As the chief academic and chief budgetary officer of the university, the provost is responsible for administering the academic program, including both instruction and research, and for the alignment of the administrative and support functions of the university with its academic purposes. Drell has been provost since February 2017.
The Associated Students of Stanford University has provided funding to volunteer student organizations for over a century. The organization represents the interests, needs, and perspectives of Stanford students, working to ensure every student at Stanford has the experience they deserve at Stanford. The ASSU has supported the Stanford Solar Car Project since its earliest days in 1990. No part of the SSCP would be possible without the support that the ASSU provides, and we sincerely thank them for everything they’ve done for us over the years!
Altium is the leading developer of solutions that help engineers design and build the next generation of electronic products. Altium’s vision has been to level the playing field for electronics designers by offering an alternative to expensive, difficult-to-use tools. Altium is now a global company with a passion for innovation, and the goal of redefining the way electronic products are developed. Altium generously supported our team through an in-kind donation of Altium Designer.
Pointwise is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Pointwise’s meshing software generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes; interfaces with ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CD, SU2 and OpenFOAM as well as many neutral formats such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac; and has a scripting language that can automate CFD meshing. Their software is known for its high quality grids and ease of use and for the expert technical support provided with it.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over nine million licensed seats and more than 77,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with its customers to provide industry software solutions that help companies everywhere achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by making real the innovations that matter.
Sinton Instruments is dedicated to developing new tools and analysis for R&D and manufacturing of silicon solar cells and modules. Originally established in 1992 by Ron Sinton (Stanford PhD, 1987), their goal is to enable the routine use of state-of-the-art device physics using elegant, intrinsically cost-effective test and measurement instruments. Their test instruments are used by most manufacturers of silicon solar cells worldwide. Applications include optimization and qualification of the incoming silicon material, monitoring each process step, cell efficiency measurement, and module measurement for nameplate power production.
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. They’ve contracted over 100 launches, and have over 6,000 employees that’ve created 3 vehicles. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low Earth orbit, which it achieved in 2010, and has been making unmatched strides in rockets since.
3M has been one of the key sponsors for the Stanford Solar Car Project in tapes, glues, and other adhesives. 3M produces more than 55,000 products, including: adhesives, abrasives, laminates, passive fire protection, dental products, electronic materials, medical products, car care products (such as sun films, polish, wax, car shampoo, treatment for the exterior, interior and the under chassis rust protection), electronic circuits and optical films. Our team receives a vast array of materials from 3M, including an assortment of tapes, VHB, structural epoxies, vinyl wrap film, prototype array encapsulants, zip ties, sander, and much much more.
Nestled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Bayview Composites builds semi-custom, trawler style yachts in the 50’ range. The short term outcome resulted in Northwest Trawlers, a boat manufacturing company with an award winning line of 45’ – 55’ trawlers tailored to the specific needs of the individual customer. They are a group of passionate boat builders, tooling experts and an aerospace engineer. Bayview Composites also tackles other diverse and challenging markets including aerospace, marine, energy, transportation, military industries and unique projects. Bayview Composites is dedicated to precision composite tooling and fabrication.
The Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) is the interdisciplinary automotive affiliates program at Stanford University. The vision of CARS is to create a community of faculty and students from a range of disciplines at Stanford with leading industry researchers to radically re-envision the automobile for unprecedented levels of safety, performance, sustainability, and enjoyment. The CARS mission is to discover, build, and deploy the critical ideas and innovations for the next generation of cars and drivers. Our partnership with the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford has helped our team connect with many of the most exciting companies and individuals in the automotive industry.
Sierra Circuits is a certified, Silicon Valley-based, high-technology Printed Circuit Boards manufacturer and Assembler. They specialize in quick turn PCBs and medium production. Unlike some PCB companies that are simply brokers/middlemen, they are the actual manufacturer and assembler of our PCBs. By owning their manufacturing and Assembly facilities, they control every aspect of the production schedule and quality. And this is why they can provide their customers unprecedented quality, reliability and a single point of support.
Space Systems Loral delivers next-generation spacecraft and communications systems. SSL is a global leader in integrated space technologies, delivering advanced systems for communications, exploration, data gathering, and next-generation services. Based in the U.S., the company designs and manufactures innovative spacecraft and space-related systems with an advanced product line that includes high-power geostationary satellites, state-of-the-art small satellites, and sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations.
Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy concentrates the full talents of the university on energy research and education, from basic science and technology, to policy and business. Additionally, the institute helps the university develop energy-literate leaders through educational programs and disseminating research results. More than 200 Stanford faculty members and staff scientists in dozens of academic departments, independent labs, and research programs work on energy-related problems.
STMicroelectronics is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies that make a positive contribution to people’s lives, today and into the future. STMicroelectronics has supplied our team with STM32 microcontrollers in years past, and continue to support us today. These chips control many of the car’s electrical systems, from headlights to the battery management board.