From Tabletops To Teardrops - The Leading Edge Of Solar Racing
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Great America Ballroom K Track 8
14:40 - 15:05
The 2017 edition of the World Solar Challenge marks the 30th anniversary of the first event. The development of electric vehicles for mainstream use owes a lot to this biannual 3000km journey across the Australian Outback. By highlighting the areas in which solar teams have pushed the envelope of EV efficiency, the value and need for events like the WSC is illustrated.
Frank Bloomfield is the first full-time Technical Manager of the Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) team, having graduated from an MSc in Theoretical Physics in June 2016.
Since the release of WSC regulations in June, he has led the development of CUER's 2017 vehicle over the summer. With design nearing completion, his focus now turns to manufacture.
Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) is a student organisation that designs, build and races solar powered vehicles.
Founded in 2007, their team mission is to inspire as well as innovate.
Through exploring new areas of ultra-efficient vehicle technology, they aim to challenge the accepted concept for solar vehicles with their unique design.