Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MME students outperform the competition at Formula Hybrid

Formula Hybrid CarWaterloo’s Formula Hybrid racing team edged out other top university race cars at this year’s Formula Hybrid International Competition taking first place overall in the competition.   

Over 27 teams, from as far away as Turkey and India, took part in the competition held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway at the end of April. Part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Collegiate Design Series, the annual event challenges university students to design an open-wheel, single-seat, electric or hybrid-electric race car.

Of the 38 active team members of Waterloo Hybrid, 31 members are Mechanical and Mechatronics students at various stages in their academic careers. 

Group of Students that were part of the Formula Hybrid competitionBesides taking the top award, Waterloo came first in the competition’s autocross event and the endurance category by setting a new all-time record of 33 laps.

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