Advanced Hydrogen Vehicle Development at Ontario Tech University ACE Core Research Facility
Real life advanced hydrogen vehicle development and fuel cell propulsion systems provide a unique set of challenges in technology, infrastructure, logistics and regulatory requirements to navigate the current landscape of hydrogen infrastructure infancy. Ontario Tech University’s ACE Core Research Facility is a world leading one-of-a-kind solutions provider specializing in whole vehicle lab based advanced vehicle development from light duty vehicles to class 8. Ontario Tech University ACE houses multiple climatic environmental chambers and a world leading Climatic Aerodyanmic Wind Tunnel providing real world weather conditions for whole vehicle hydrogen development. As a university we want to share our learning experiences. This presentation will walk through the various steps and barriers to bringing a vehicle inside a lab for advanced vehicle development and testing in precise, repeatable and reproduceable weather conditions (which can range from blizzards to desert sun and heat) and the associated infrastructure to house this activity.