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The University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team prepares for EcoCar3

Ben Gaffney is in the second year of his Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering – he is also one of the new team leads in upcoming EcoCar3 Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition. Ben joined the University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) in his fourth year of his undergrad at Waterloo and decided to extend his university experience into research and leadership roles with the team.

Think smart, drive smart

Engineering students builds a smart vehicle that recognizes driver’s habits

“Today, some cars have sports and eco modes, but that’s just two options. Imagine a car that optimizes itself for each unique driver,” says Kelvin Law, a masters student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. “With this smart vehicle, you would have a smartphone app to log all your driving habits - how much you drive, how aggressive you are – and it would optimize the driving experience for you.”

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