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15 Jan 2016
CROATIAN “KNOW-HOW”: CONCEPT ONE VEHICLE AND GREYP BIKES
University of Pula visits worlds’ fastest electrical vehicle factory

Juraj Dobrila University of Pula organized visit for students to Rimac Automobili d.o.o. in Sveta Nedjelja and Impact Hub in Zagreb.

Smart Inno representatives also joined the visit and participated in discussion.

Rimac Automobili d.o.o. is a worldwide famous company which produces Concept One – fastest electric vehicle in the world and develops and produces the ultimate electric bicycles by enhancing user-experience and technology – Greyp Bikes.

Company was founded by Mate Rimac, known to the public as multi-award winning innovator, whose ideas have been recognized by numerous domestic and international companies, but also huge corporations. Rimac was first famous for  inventing the ″iGlove″ glove which replaces the keyboard and the mouse on computers, and he later continued inventing new things in the area of car-tuning, electrically driven. He is also famous for innovation, V=S/T Battery Management System, for which he won the VIDI e-novation golden Tesla’s Egg for 2010.

Magazine Forbes has named Mate Rimac as one of the 28 most influential Europeans in 2015!

Company hosted us in their R&D and production facilitiy in Sveta Nedelja and provided us guided tour that included a tour through electrical and mechanical engineering labs, part production and vehicle production.

Efficiency, extremely fast response, wide power band, compact size, regenerative braking, high torque... Those are just some advantages of new permanent magnet synchronous motor generation which Rimac company developed exclusively for the Concept_One.

Their unique powertrain is divided into four sub-systems, each consisting of one motor, inverter and reduction gearbox. Each of those systems drives one wheel, completely independent one from the other. Sophisticated ECUs control each of those systems using the input of many precise sensors placed all over the car. This architecture allows a new approach to vehicle dynamics, as they call it - All Wheel Torque Vectoring (AWTV).

Each wheel can independently accelerate or decelerate hundreds of times per second, helping to achieve the desired (driver selectable) handling. Together with the very low center of gravity, extremely high torque available almost from zero RPM and the lack of shift interruptions, the Concept_One delivers a completely new driving experience.

Smart Inno representatives also visited Impact Hub  Zagreb, which is member of Impact Hub Global Network.

Part innovation lab, part business incubator, and part community center, they offer their members a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow impact. They believe a better world evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose.  Joining their diverse community of members and collaborators will inspire, connect, and enable individuals to develop their best work every step of the way. They are primary orirented towards encouraging social innovation and social entrepreneurship.