Arjo van der Ham, Lightyear
Lightyear One is a remarkable innovation: It is an all-wheel drive, five-seater electric car charged by the sun. The key challenge of this innovation is matching the energy required while driving, with the limited and fluctuating energy yield of the solar panels. MathWorks solutions are used by Lightyear engineers as the “Swiss Army knife” to address this challenge, optimizing the energy flow from the solar panel and its accompanying electronics to the vehicle. This presentation provides an overview of Lightyear’s accomplishments to date, and its ongoing mission: clean mobility for everyone.