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RVCE Solar Car Team

RVCE Solar Car Team

Team overview

RVCE Solar Car Team

  • Car name

    ARKA

  • University

    R.V. College of Engineering

  • Country

    India

  • WSC class

    Adventure

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pending

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 16 17:00:00 Adelaide 3020.59

How many times has your team participated in the event?

Our team has participated once before in the BWSC2015. We were the only Indian team that year. We had participated in the Challenger class and the team was placed 29th in the race.

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

Our team gained a lot of experience from our previous event and we have taken into consideration all these aspects in our current design. We have designed a car which is simple in construction, but effective in performance. Our design is such that we could showcase India's potential at a global platform.

What is unique about your solar car?

Our battery box design along with the integration of cells.
Telemetry system which will use IBM’s cloud platform and model using Microsoft’s unique skills.
Our aerodynamically stable design.
Our fabrication using a structural honeycomb core along with twill weave carbon fibre.
Our car is cost effective, yet highly efficient.

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

Our team values participating in the BWSC2017 because it’s a dream of a billion hearts we carry on our shoulders, to make a difference and tell the world, “Being an Indian is a matter of pride!” Another reason being the very aim of the challenge which promotes research in solar powered electric vehicles. We believe in the earthly implementation of this concept which can save the universe.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

Our team is looking forward to this opportunity as a one in which we learn a lot and experience the thrill of the race. We are really delighted to share our experiences with our folks back here.