The UK’s Delta Motorsport has unveiled an autonomous-capable electric vehicle test platform known as the Delta S2. It showed off the platform at the LCV Cenex event.
The Delta S2 is an aluminium skateboard-style chassis engineered to allow for complete flexibility in vehicle length, width, ride height and wheelbase.
Simon Dowson managing director of Delta says: “Many companies are developing the artificial intelligence required for autonomous vehicles, but they do not necessarily have a vehicle capable of delivering their vision. The flexibility of the S2 chassis and the integration of the platform master controller allows the delivery of multiple configurations quickly and at low cost.”
In addition to the new S2 platform, Delta has also unveiled its catalytic generator and battery modules. The Delta catalytic generator produces 35kW of electrical power.
“Its low weight, compact size and near-zero-emissions make it ideal for use as an automotive range extender,” says Nick Carpenter, engineering director at Delta.
He adds: “Even using gasoline as a fuel, the optimised operation point and catalytic reaction give competitive efficiency with near-zero NOx, CO and particulates.”
Formed in 2005, Delta is a based at the world-famous F1 Silverstone Circuit. It applies motorsport skills such as aerodynamics and the use of lightweight materials into different sectors.