Two Canadian teams—the University of Ottawa and the University of Waterloo—finished in the top 3 among about 1,000 other universities from around the world in this challenge devoted to spurring innovative ideas for transportation.
Competing in the EcoCAR2 competition using a Chevrolet Malibu, the Colorado State team designed a system that features a 15-kW polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell system, an 18.9-kW•h/177-kW lithium-ion battery, and a 145-kW motor.
Team’s submission on its Formula SAE car won first place in the second annual Generation Auto video contest organized in part by SAE International.
The AVIGLE VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) unmanned aerial vehicle was developed via collaboration by a variety of entities for a variety of applications. RWTH Aachen University developed the drone’s aerodynamic shape.