For the first time in its history, High-Octane Motorsports e.V. participates at FSG with two cars. Besides the combustion vehicle FAUmax my, a second driverless combustion vehicle, the FAUmax athena was designed. It is based on the successful FAUmax lambda of 2018.
We completely built up a new team including a first for the High-Octane Motorsports e.V.: a software team. For the first time in the team’s history, we included a e-steering, e-throttle, e-clutch, and the emergency brake system. Furthermore, the car was updated with new sensors and computing units tailored for autonomous driving. FAUmax athena is the beginning of an exciting FS Driverless journey.


Overall Concept

The chosen concept is essentially based on the following points:

  • Simple and reliable construction
  • 16” Tires
  • A CFRP full monocoque that contains the drivers cell, the engine and its
    secondary systems to make a compromise between serviceability, high
    integration and superior airflow
  • Longitudinally mounted KTM SX-F 450 engine with a displacement upgrade
    up to 510 ccm, a compression ratio of 15.1:1 and increased torque




Driverless Components

  • Computing Unit: Nvidia Drive PX2 Autochauffeur
  • Steering: Nanotec ST6018L3008-A
  • EBS Motor: Nanotec ST4118D1804-B
  • Camera: ZED Stereo Camera
  • LiDAR: SiCK MRS1000


At a glance



39 kW


46 Nm


167.5 kg