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NITech Solar Racing

NITech Solar Racing

Team overview

NITech Solar Racing

  • Car name

    Horizon Ace

  • University

    Nagoya Institute of Technology

  • Country

    Japan

  • WSC class

    Challenger

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pending

How many times has your team participated in the event?

We first participated in 2015. This is our third time participating in this event.

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

It’s our slogan - "Safe car and strong team”. Therefore, we have been making effort, as much as we can, in order to create innovative machines with high speed and stable driving.
Also, we have formulated a race strategy and challenge the competition with our experience of the past tournaments.
Our goal is to achieve a victory, which is not by accident but technologically proven.

What is unique about your solar car?

The air resistance has been greatly reduced by cubic curved upper in the monohulled type body, which is the first attempt of our team. In addition, stable suspension mechanism and further improvement on Magic Booster, which won the technical award in the previous competition, will be mounted on a new machine.

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

We believe that participating in the BWSC enables us to be a better team. The BWSC gives us a chance to show our achievement to our supporters who support the potential of the student team. Also, we believe that competing in the world's largest tournament is a great reward in itself.

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

We are looking forward to meeting teams from around the world. It’s not often we get to meet with them, so we would like to exchange ideas and hear about their creativity and high-level technology.