We are glad to welcome National Instruments as one of our premium sponsors again in this season. Founded in the US in 1976, NI was one of our premium sponsors in previous seasons. National Instruments provides engineers and scientists with tools with which they can be more productive, innovative and creative.
This will continue the, since 2011 already existing, very good cooperation. Equally as last season, we will use a single board of Rio National Instruments for complete vehicle control. This will be programmed with LabView, a programming language that allows us to apply the vehicle by using a graphical user interface.
We would like to thank National Instruments, specially Mr. Marc Backmeyer and Mr. Wolfgang Zwick back for the very good contact and look forward to further cooperation.
This year we could again rely on the excellent quality of our partner TKG. Thanks to them, this year's Bolide can once again stand on carbon rims, because they manufactured the rim shape for us. The heat sinks were also manufactured by our in-house erosion department. Furthermore, you were able to take over the demanding production of the self-developed engine including the high-precision titanium shaft for us. Many thanks for the uncomplicated, competent and reliable cooperation!