Politecnico di Torino University, three prototypes to explore the future

Politecnico di Torino University, three prototypes to explore the future

Politecnico di Torino University will also exhibit at E-TECH EUROPE 2023.

 Politecnico di Torino will participate with one of its most important signatures concerning the future: its students and their projects. Three student teams from the university are going to show the prototypes they are working on, that include a self-driving prototype race car, an hydrogen fuel powered electric car, and a highly automated rover prototype.


Squadra Corse Driverless PoliTO

Squadra Corse Driverless PoliTO is the student team that aims to implement autonomous driving capabilities into a 4WD electric prototype with the aim to participate to the Formula Student competitions all around Europe.

The team was founded in 2020 by inheriting the SC19 prototype from Squadra Corse, a fellow student team of Politecnico di Torino, and started developing all the software and hardware required to guarantee autonomous mobility functions. The final prototype, called VaLentina, participated at Formula Student Italy 2022, achieving the third place in Driverless category.

The VaLentina prototype is equipped with high level sensors, such as Lidar, Stereocamera and INS IMU, that aim to give the prototype capabilities of environment perception and state estimation. Algorithms for precise state estimation of the car has been developed too, in order to know with high precision the position and velocity of the prototype in each time instant.

Actuators such as autonomous steering and braking system have been designed and developed to ensure precise control of the prototype’s dynamic.



Team H2politO

Team H2politO is the student team that designs and builds energy-efficient vehicles to participate in the Shell Eco-marathon, a regularity race in which the winner is whoever consumes less.

The Team has two active vehicles: the first is JUNO, an Urban Concept with an internal combustion engine powered by bio-ethanol. The second vehicle is IDRAkronos, a prototype powered by an electric motor which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell installed inside the car. This technology, combined with extreme aerodynamics and low weight, allow the prototype to ideally travel up to 3445 km with an equivalent liter of petrol.




DIANA is the student team that developes and prototypes technology demonstrators of space rovers for astronauts’ assistance and support in future manned missions on other planets. The Team was founded in 2008 on the occasion of the national project AMALIA, for the participation to the Google Lunar X-Prize. Within the AMALIA project, the role of the team was to design and develop a lunar rover that would eventually have landed on the Moon. From 2008 team DIANA produced three lunar rover prototypes, carrying the name AMALIA.

The last prototype is the Rover ARDITO. The locomotion system, based on the rocker-bogie model, is composed by six driven wheels, four of which are capable of steering. Besides the possibility of mounting scientific payload it has manipulation abilities thanks to the six degrees-of-freedom arm, equipped with a sensorized claw. The system aims at autonomy by means of front mounted stereocameras and proprietary navigation algorithms.



Politecnico di Torino University is pleased to welcome you to its stand at Bologna Exhibition Centre, 19-20 April 2023.