Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Sandun Kuruppu

Second Advisor

Bradley Bazuin


The First Person EV with Electronic Differential for Vehicle Dynamics Analysis project makes a significant leap forward in the exploration of electric vehicle (EV) stability and performance enhancement. Lead by a team of skilled electrical engineering students under the guidance of WMU’s associate Professor Dr. Sandun Kuruppu, this project aims to improve EV stability by optimizing power and torque distribution between wheels using an electronic differential system. The project encompasses the design and assembly of a 1/7th scale custom electric vehicle, capable of remote control via a first-person view (FPV) camera and modified USB wheel and pedal assembly. The vehicle frame and chassis components were obtained from an open-source design titled “Raptor II”, made by Gareth “thehardwareguy”, all structural elements were 3D printed in-house utilizing the CEAS 3D printing lab. All control and vehicle-state data are communicated wirelessly over the bi-directional RF communication channel between the Arduino microcontrollers living on the vehicle and within the USB wheel assembly. The project not only aims to push the boundaries of EV technology but also serves as a platform for future research and development in vehicle stability control.


Co-authored with:

Evan Cain

Lena Mandwee

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

FPEV Presentation_Final_V3.pdf (2732 kB)
Defense Presentation