PS-01, THE FIRST SUPERCAR NOT AFRAID OF THE WET
EASYRAIN AND PICASSO TOGETHER FOR THE WORLD’S FIRST INTEGRATION OF AN ANTI-AQUAPLANING SENSOR ON A SUPERCAR
Easyrain an Picasso TOGETHER. Easyrain i.S.p.A and Picasso Automotive Creations SA sign a partnership that will bring the D.A.I. virtual sensor aboard the new PS-01, the full-carbon Swiss supercar.
Historic milestone for Easyrain. The DAI virtual sensor, developed and patented by the innovative company specialized in the development of advanced anti-aquaplaning safety system, has been integrated in PS-01, the new carbon fiber supercar by Picasso Automotive, a Swiss carmaker based in San Vittore (Grisons, Switzerland).
Giovanni Blandina, Easyrain CEO & founder, said:
“A historic agreement for Easyrain! Our DAI – predictive virtual sensor able to secure driving on wet asphalt – will be installed for the first time on a supercar, the new PS-01. I would like to thank Stefano, who shares with me the same passion and the desire for innovation.”
“DAI improves automotive safety by alerting the driver on critical wet road conditions. What an incredible beginning for our Technology in a high performance and innovative supercar. The integration into the PS-01 will bring important results for the future launches of our anti-aquaplaning safety systems. It will be a wonderful and challenging journey. Let’s get on board the first car maker! We can’t wait to get started to put the system in action and provide extra safety during the emotional drive with this fantastic high performance car”.
“We are very excited that Easyrain has undertaken the development of this system with us”
commented Stefano Picasso, founder and CEO of Picasso Automotive
“Picasso Automotive wants to be a laboratory for new high-performance technologies, with the aim of maximizing efficiency and optimizing weight to achieve extreme performances by focusing on innovation in engineering and composite materials. Our R&D department is constantly developing and evolving, just like our cars. We take every external input as a new challenge! Being able to test the DAI virtual sensor on our first car is a really amazing opportunity”.
The virtual sensor DAI allows the development of new safety features based on the in-depth analysis of vehicle dynamics parameters. DAI works through proprietary predictive algorithms and does not require additional physical sensors. DAI is ready for future use cases thanks to data sharing through a dedicated Cloud integrated with the 5G network and Smart Cities technology.
The virtual sensor instantly alerts the driver with different levels of “warning” visible inside the vehicle’s HMI, making driving on wet roads safe and optimizing the speed of the cars.
The project of the PS-01 was launched by Stefano Picasso early last year. The first prototype has made its debut on October 4th during the Pirelli PZero experience at Redbull Ring, the Austrian Formula 1 circuit.
Thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber and the implementation of sophisticated engineering solutions (all developed in-house), the supercar presents a perfect combination of pure racing and roadworthy style, weighs slightly more than 900 kg and is powered by a twin turbo V6 engine with 600 horsepower, resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of 0.66 bhp/kg. The downforce generated is up to one ton.
The integration of virtual sensor DAI on board the PS-01 opens new scenarios in the field of high-level automotive technological innovation, allowing further optimization of vehicle performance and safety in aquaplaning conditions.
With the installation on the PS-01, Easyrain accelerates towards market entry.