Newsletter 12: World Champions

27 - 11 - 2015

 

 

Solar Team Eindhoven Newsletter #12

NEWSLETTER 12: WORLD CHAMPIONS  

WINNERS OF THE WSC

We did it! Last month, on the 25th of October, we prolonged our world championship together with Stella Lux. It was a very close contest between the Japanese team Kogakuin and us. The team from Japan had won the dynamic part of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. However, our practicality score of 8.45 was high enough to overcome this gap.

This was not possible without the support of the Technical University of Eindhoven, all our partners, Solar Mile club members and you, our newsletter reader. Products, facilities, financial and emotional support were all needed to build Stella Lux in the shape she is today: a world champion. We would therefore thank everybody who is involved in this project!

RELIVE THE WSC  

If you want to relive the World Solar Challenge, you can find movies, photos and blogs on our website, Facebook and Youtube. Below are some photos to give you a short recap of the Challenge. Clockwise starting top left: fastest lap at Dynamic Scrutineering, Start of the WSC, Static Charging, Crossing the finish line, The moment that we won the Challenge!

STELLA LUX GOES SHANGHAI

  

Stella Lux has shown her reliability and safety in the extreme conditions of Australia. Now it is time to give the world a closer look at what we believe is the car of the future. First stop: Shanghai. We are showing Stella Lux in Shanghai with the help of our partners Technical University of Eindhoven, NXP, Ericsson, IBM, the province of Brabant and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

NXP LAUNCH CEREMONY

On the 24th of November was at the launch ceremony at NXP. This was the first time we showed Shanghai Stella Lux. Chinese citizen, our Chinese partners and even the Dutch Consul-General Anneke Adema where present to witness this moment. A great day and a promising start for the rest of the week.

TONGJI UNIVERSITY

Second, Stella Lux visited the Tongji University. The collaboration between the Tongji University and the Technical University of Eindhoven was shown through students of both universities. Stella Lux we build was demonstrated with the V2X software of the Chinese students.

MOBILE & MOBILITY CHINA OFFLINE EVENT

SIEC was the next place we visited. At this Mobile & Mobility China Offline event, Stella Lux drove in the sun with the Skyline ‘The Bund’ in the background, under the supervision of professor C.C. Chan, ‘Father of Asian Electric Vehicles’. We had an inspiriting talk together with him about the future of mobility.

PSPE

Today until the 30th of November is Stella Lux exposed at the Popular Science Products Expo. In the main hall of the Shanghai Exhibition Center will Stella Lux be placed. The expected number of visitors is over 100,000 Chinese people! We are looking forward to tell all these people our innovating project and of course our end result: Stella Lux.   

ERICSSON EVENT

On the 1st of December we round up with a visit at the Ericsson office here in Shanghai. A nice way to close our Stella Lux goes Shanghai tour.

TAKING A REST

We worked for 1.5 year to design, produce, test and compete with Stella Lux. That is why we are on a holiday after the Challenge until the events in Shanghai. Most team members will continue their holiday from the 30th of November until the 17th of December. With the public holidays coming up, we will continue our work in January next year. Until that time, we are limited available. Our excuses for the inconvenience.

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