|"HofSpannung" presents new "Clyde" electric race car|
To build a better racing car every year - that is the declared goal of the HofSpannung Motorsport e.V. association at Hof University. Students from various fields of study invest a lot of heart and soul and free time to be competitive with their cars in the international racing series "Formula Student". Now, the next-generation car has been presented as part of a lavish show at the Center for digital startup businesses Einstein1. "Clyde" - the name of the vehicle - features many improvements compared to the previous model.
Accompanied by fog and a light show, the team of the association "HofSpannung e.V.", which now has almost 30 members, presented the work of 3 years and impressed the approximately 100 guests at the CEnter for digital startup businesses Einstein1 with many innovations. Among other things, a complete package for improving aerodynamics was installed in the new race car.
Enormous voluntary commitment honored
Dr. Jens Löbus, managing director of Einstein1, university president Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.. Jürgen Lehmann as well as the technical advisors Prof. Matthias Kilian and Dr. Andy Gradel praised in their welcoming speeches the extraordinary commitment of the students who, in addition to their actual studies, advance the HofSpannung project year after year.
Technical innovation in many places
In an interview by moderator Talea Schmidt with the technical directors of the current and previous seasons, the biggest innovations on the new vehicle were then explained. Timo Meyer, former 1st Executive Board member and former head of the electronics team, reported not only on a specially developed battery management system that monitors the cells of the vehicle's battery, but also on an optimized microcontroller architecture that collects data in the vehicle and can be equipped with variable controllers. Niklas Kurth, current head of the electric team, explained to the audience the concept of the new modular wiring harness, which facilitates maintenance and also allows for quick technical upgrades.
All vehicle parts manufactured in-house
"The chassis has also been completely redesigned on "Clyde" and rethought as a hybrid system made of carbon fiber composite and high-strength aluminum," said 2nd board member and technical director Johannes Dietrich. He is also the one who had developed and advanced the first complete aero package with front, side and rear wings, as well as underbody and diffuser. At the presentation, he particularly emphasized that all parts of the package were manufactured in-house.
The former technical director Simon Kolb also pointed out the many smaller optimizations of the car, for example the improved adjustability of the chassis or the gearbox play.
The club's commercial department also had its say: Christian Kiessling, 2nd director of the previous season, talked about the many organizational challenges in the club, which had recently also been strongly influenced by the pandemic and lockdown. Lea Schmidt, chairwoman of the club, who is also the commercial director of the 100-member club, emphasized the enormous time challenge that such a complex project poses for the students.
Lean form inspires
An impressive video, which highlighted the creation of the new vehicle in fast forward, then introduced the highlight of the event: With music, fog and a light show, the team leaders unveiled the "Clyde" vehicle on behalf of their team. The sleek shape, aero package and pink accents typical of the club visibly impressed the audience. Lea Schmidt, who led through the evening, finally closed the official part of the "roll-out" with a big thank you to the sponsors and supporters of the project, some of whom have been accompanying and supporting the association for many years. Hof University of Applied Sciences was also warmly thanked for the many opportunities that have been created for the association.
First race in Italy
Exhibited old vehicles show the enormous development of the association in the last years at the following buffet. The new vehicle is to take part in a first international competition in Italy in the summer as part of the "Formula Student".
Picture: The team of HofSpannung e.V. with the new vehicle "Clyde".
|Validated student ID counts as 9 EUR ticket|
The legislator has decided on a 9€- ticket for public transport as well as regional transport (no IC/ICE/EC, etc.) throughout Germany. Hof University would like to point out that a validated student ID(semester ticket) already counts as a 9€- ticket. The purchase of additional tickets by students is therefore unnecessary.
Further questions are answered here: https://www.lak.bayern/aktuelles/9-euro-ticket/
|28 young talents awarded with a Deutschlandstipendium|
Hof University has now awarded the Deutschlandstipendium ("Germany scholarship") for the tenth time at a ceremony in the Freiheitshalle in Hof. A total of 28 new scholarship holders were selected for the grant period 2021/22 and received their certificates from Prof. Dr. Dietmar Wolff, Vice President Teaching at Hof University. The young students will all receive a grant of 3.600 EUR for at least one year. The funding is usually shared between private companies, foundations and the federal government.
The Deutschlandstipendium has been in existence since 2011 and is a nationwide scholarship program for talented students at state and state-recognized universities. Hof University has been a program partner from the very beginning and has already been able to raise around one million EUR in funding for young talents through the scholarship.
In addition to companies, associations, foundations and private individuals can also act as sponsors. Some supporters are particularly committed: The Wilo Foundation, for example, provides the private share for ten scholarships each year, while the companies Netzsch and ThügaSmartmetering GmbH do the same for three talents each year. A total of eight sponsors of the Deutschlandstipendium were present at the award ceremony in the Freiheitshalle.
At Hof University, the following sponsors, among others, currently support the Deutschlandstipendium:
Wilo Foundation, Erich Netzsch Holding GmbH & C0.KG, ThügaSmartmetering GmbH, KSB Foundation, Dennree GmbH, F&P GmbH, GAMMA GmbH, TÜV Süd, BD Sensors GmbH, Hoftex Group AG;
Those interested in a sponsorship partnership can contact:
Further information about the scholarship itself at: