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HELLA Teams Up With The University of Auckland

20 June 2019

HELLA New Zealand proudly sponsored the third year electronics project at the University of Auckland.

The project involved the entire University of Auckland electronics class designing an advanced safety subsystem for automotive applications.

The system proposed is intended as an alternative system to existing auxiliary vehicle radar and to be incorporated into the lights on cars and other vehicles. The system design required the students to transmit a vehicles speed information using nothing more than the lights already on the vehicle and innovative optoelectrical control to provide velocity information to other cars within line of sight.

The class is taught by Dr Dariusz Kacprzak and Dr Bernard Guillemin with approximately 60 students that were divided into teams of four to complete the project in the last semester. The three finalist teams were judged by Nigel Greig and Arnold Christian based on circuit design, the team's presentation and the system’s performance. The objective is to make the project as close to reality as possible with all the teams pitching their engineering solution to a real company looking to solve an industry problem.

The five finalist teams were judged by HELLA staff Nigel Greig (Head of Development) and Arnold Christian (Electronics Design Manager) based on circuit design, the team's presentation and the driving light dipping performance.

Below is the winning team of Connor James, Daniel Vickers, Rui Wen and Woobin Yang and the finalists with Nigel Greig and Arnold Christian from HELLA New Zealand.