How Electric Vehicles Are Raising Ethical Concerns in the Name of Saving the Climate: Racing Battery Management System

Link, John, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
JACQUES, RICHARD, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia
Barnes, Adam, University of Virginia

At UVA I have had the unique opportunity to double major in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. As such I worked on two separate technical capstone projects each with their own challenges, ethics, and social impact but with a general focus on the automotive industry. My CpE technical paper discusses the creation and integration of a high-performance battery management system for a student built electric racecar. My CS technical paper focuses on the longitudinal control (throttle and brakes) of a full-size autonomous racecar. For the sake of simplicity, I have decided to correlate my STS research to my Computer Engineering technical research paper and as such my STS research paper focuses on the ethical and societal concerns regarding the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
racing, electric vehicle, batteries, bms

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Technical Advisor: Adam Barnes

STS Advisor: Richard Jacques

Technical Team Members: Silas Schroer, Gabriel Binning, Asad Shamsiev

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