Mechanics & Aerodynamics
The Aerodynamics and Mechanical Groups work together on the design, testing, and production of vehicle components, focusing on optimizing performance and efficiency. The Aerodynamics team handles body design and aerodynamic testing, while the Mechanical Group designs the suspension, brakes, steering, and chassis.
The Power Systems group is responsible for the solar car's electrical components, including the electric motor, battery pack, motor driver, solar energy system, and the vehicle's charger. They focus on designing and ensuring the functionality of the car's electrical power transmission system.
The Embedded Systems Group focuses on designing and programming circuit boards for electronic systems in the solar car, such as the battery management system, telemetry, steering circuit, and relay circuit. They also manage environmental systems like lighting and rear-view cameras, communication radios for races and tests, and the vehicle's wiring. Additionally, this group is responsible for quickly and effectively solving any issues that arise in these areas during competitions and tests, ensuring smooth operation.
Composite & Materials
Composite & Materials Team selects the appropriate materials needed for the production of the Solar and Autonomous car, and carries out the production of the exterior shell and chassis with the selected materials. After production, it meets the necessary needs and repairs for the car to move effectively.
The Finance Team calculates the cost of the solar and autonomous cars to be produced and adds the operational costs of the competitions we participate in and the work done during the period to create a budget that fits the inputs. Following this work, it sets the sponsorship fees for the period. It also conducts market research for the technical teams' needs and is responsible for auditing these expenditures and internal team expenses.
RAce & Operations
The Race & Operations team of the ITU ZES Solar Car Team is essential for the team's success in solar car competitions, focusing on race and test planning, improving performance through inter-departmental cooperation, and ensuring the car is prepared for specific driving procedures.
The Autonomous Team is involved in the development of autonomous driving algorithms for ARIBA Autonomous vehicles by conducting studies in localization, mapping, route planning, and image processing areas.
Our Board Members are pioneering academicians and scolars from various sectors providing us with academic and institutional support, With their advices we get better day by day and spark the future.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Alper T. Çalık
ITU Department of Mechanical Engineering (Automotive)
M. Sc. Berker Bayazıt
ITU Faculty of Management
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu
ITU Faculty of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Şule Itır Satoğlu
ITU Faculty of Management