Log In   |   Sign up

New User Registration

Article / Abstract Submission
Register here
Register
Press Release Submission
Register here
Register
coolingZONE Supplier
Register here
Register

Existing User


            Forgot your password
October 2017

ATS Collaborates on SAM Car Featured on the CNBC program Jay Lenos Garage


On Jan. 6, 2000, champion race car driver Sam Schmidt crashed his vehicle at the Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla. The accident severely injured his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down and with doctors telling him that he would never walk again, let alone get behind the wheel of a car.

 

Colorado-based neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Falci had other ideas and enlisted the aid of several technology companies, including ARROW Electronics, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp., to make his dream of helping Schmidt drive come to fruition 17 years after the accident.

 

The result was the SAM Car. Using infrared sensors, cameras, on-board GPS and other next-generation technologies, the team created a semi-autonomous vehicle that Schmidt could power by simply moving his head. Leaning right or left would steer the car, tilting his head back would cause the car to accelerate, and biting down on a special mouthpiece would cause the car to break.

 

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) was brought in by ARROW to assist with the challenge of providing thermal management for the car’s on-board computer system. ATS designed an enclosure that cooled both sides of the boardwithout the need for a fan and protected it from dust and other debris.

 

ATS engineers Bahman Tavassoli, Vineet Barot, and Anatoly Pikovsky are proud to have collaborated with these other innovative pioneers to provide Mr. Schmidt with the ability to get back behind the wheel where he belongs.

 

For more information about Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) thermal management consulting and design services, visit www.qats.com/consulting or contact ATS at 781.769.2800 or ats-hq@qats.com.

 

Watch this CNBC video with Jay Leno to learn more and see the car in action:

Choose category and click GO to search for thermal solutions

 
 

Subscribe to Qpedia

A subscription to Qpedia monthly thermal Magazine from the media partner Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS)  will give you the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information about the thermal management of electronics

Subscribe

Submit Article

If you have a technical article, and would like it to be published on coolingZONE
please send your article in WORD format to articles@coolingzone.com or upload it here

Subscribe to coolingZONE

Submit Press Release

If you have a Press Release and would like it to be published on coolingZONE please upload your PR  here

Member Login

Supplier's Directory

Search coolingZONE's Supplier Directory
GO
Become a coolingZONE Supplier

List your company in the coolingZONE Supplier Directory

Suppliers Log In

Media Partner, Qpedia

qpedia_158_120






Heat Transfer Calculators