Tuesday, July 15, 2008
After the first leg of the North American Solar Challenge—a 10-day photovoltaic-powered automobile race from Dallas to Calgary, Alberta (July 13-22)—Continuum has successfully defended its title.
The first leg of the race from Dallas to Neosho, Mo., found the University of Michiga's Continuum entry arriving first, about 16 minutes ahead of Principia College's second-place Ra 7. The University of Michigan has won four out of the eight North American Solar Challenges it has entered with its team of more than 100 engineering students, who have vowed to defend their title this year. The 24 teams racing from Dallas to Calgary are mostly from American universities and colleges, but they also include Canadian entries such as Eclipse VI from Ecole de technologie superieure (ETS; Montreal) and Schulich 1 from the University of Calgary.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 11:38 AM