Cooper Motorsports would like to thank Tass International for their donation of tire modeling software! One of the most critical components of a vehicle’s performance are the tires and we thank Tass for providing us with the ability to design our vehicles better.
More about Tass International:
“We have now positioned ourselves as a global safety & mobility expert. It is our mission to support the transportation industry with development methodologies, services and solutions that lead to safer, greener and smarter vehicles.
It is our vision to prepare the transportation industry for autonomous driving by providing technologies that allow advanced integrated systems and smart drive-train solutions to be implemented in future vehicles.
We aim to help reduce casualties, reduce emissions and reduce traffic congestion.
Through virtual testing (virtual labs) supported by hardware validation (crash labs), we assist OEM vehicle manufacturers and 1st tier suppliers around the world to improve their time-to-market requirements.”
Cooper Motorsports was formed in 1994 when Cooper Union students competed in the SAE Baja series. In 2004, an intrepid group of four mechanical engineering students started development of a racecar for the Formula SAE competition and a new team was born.
The competition requires students to design, build, test, and race a real race car. Since 2006, the team has built 4 open-cockpit formula-style race vehicles showcasing everything from mechanical design to electronic control systems.
Despite its limited resources, the team continues to thrive. Since its birth, the project has grown into an interdisciplinary effort between dozens of students of different majors within Cooper Union striving for excellence in every aspect of engineering design.