The 2016 Formula Hybrid competition is underway at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Louden, NH! This year, 28 teams hailing from colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, India, and Turkey are registered for competition.
University of Michigan Technical Inspection
To help more teams run their cars in on-track events like Endurance, Autocross, and Acceleration, Formula Hybrid added an additional day of electrical tech inspection, and also pre-event electrical review three weeks before the competition’s start. The pre-event electrical reviews were conducted on site, at the competing team’s home institution by IEEE volunteers.
The additional day of electrical tech inspection was Sunday, May 1 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Today the Formula Hybrid teams, volunteers, and sponsors are stationed New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s two main garages focusing on electrical and technical inspections, and hiding from the steady rain. Luckily, the forecast for the remainder of the week looks more promising!
Lawrence Tech works on their car
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ABOVE: Yale Bulldogs Racing team passes the tilt test.
Each year, Dartmouth’s Formula Hybrid Competition offers “an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience innovating across electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering disciplines.” This year was no exception.
“I think it’s the fastest and the funnest laboratory that engineering students could have at their disposal,” said Jerry Gappens, General Manager of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway where the competition is held each year in early May.
“I’ve never been to a NASCAR track,” said Dartmouth Formula Racing team captain Darren Reis ’13, “and so the size and the scale and being on the infield is pretty special.”
Final results in the hybrid category are:
Lawrence Technological University
…and for electric only:
University of Vermont
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
But in terms of educational value, everyone’s a winner.
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ABOVE: Universite de Sherbrooke runs the autocross event at the 2012 Competition. (Photo by Kathryn LoConte Lapierre.)
Dartmouth’s 7th annual Formula Hybrid Competition will take place April 29 – May 2 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. Founded and run by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the competition features high-performance hybrid and electric race cars built by teams of undergraduate and graduate engineering students.
This year, twenty teams are registered for the nation’s only Formula competition focusing on hybrid-car technology.
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