ECARus - Analysis of an established student hands-on project

Michael Winter, Markus Herzog, Jorg Kammermann, Julian Taube, Hans Georg Herzog, Thomas Heil, Andreas Jossen

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The present paper shows the current status of the student hands-on project eCARus which has been offered at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) for already more than six years. Within this paper, the project and team structure are explained. Furthermore, the two electric vehicles, called eCARus 1.0 and eCARus 2.0, developed by the students are presented. Both vehicles are continuously expanded with new features and functions. The technical complexity, the project has reached by now, is shown using an example. Besides, technical and soft-skill trainings were established in order to prepare the participants adequately. In addition, the public perception of the project will be discussed, which is strongly influenced by the project's own public relations team. Finally, the statistics about participants over the last six years complete the picture of the successful project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016
Subtitle of host publication"Smart Education in Smart Cities"
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467386333
StatePublished - 19 May 2016
Event2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 10 Apr 201613 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567


Conference2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi


  • electromobility
  • personal development
  • practical education
  • soft skills
  • student hands-on project


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