The development of the autonomous formula in the team has started in 2019 and continued ever since. A new sub-team of new people took an interest in integrating autonomous steering into the already completed electrical formula. The car concept itself gradually began to materialize from early 2020.
In the summer of 2020, the DV section of our team and the newly built driverless formula were preparing for three international races. In addition to the local FS Czech Republic races, our very own autonomous formula DV.01 was supposed to fight for the best possible position in Spain and Germany. Due to the coronavirus crisis, the organizers of all the races have decided to cancel this year.
In the autumn of 2020, eForce became the first Czech team to present a fully autonomous racing formula, and is still the only Czech team to do so. Therefore, eForce is the only representative from the Czech Republic in the Formula Student Driverless competition. In addition to the propulsion and electronic units already known from the electric monopost, this vehicle is also equipped with other sensors such as stereo cameras or LiDAR which allow it to perceive the surrounding world.