The University of Calgary Solar Team back home Tuesday morning after winning The 2010 American Solar Challenge (ASC2010) with the Axiom 3rdgeneration.
Today, The University of Calgary Solar Team came back to Calgary with the gold medal and a special mention after winning in the ASC2010 in The United States.
TheAmerican Solar Challenge was hosted by the Innovators Educational Foundation, organization dedicated to apply learning in the areas of science, engineering and technology. Thisyear all the teams had to drive from Tulsa to Chicago in a timed rally race between 2000 Km during four days using solar powered cars. The vehicle used by the team was The Axiomthird generation developed by the students of the Schulich School of Engineering. This prototype is lighter, faster and more energy efficient than its predecessors Soleon andSchulich One. The first day of competition, the team had to handle with terrible weather conditions like thunder storms and winds near to 80 Km/h, however, the mechanicalcrew could fix every detail in order to start the race. The second and third day the performance of the Axon was outstanding and exceptional with two time records and the fastestspeed. Furthermore John Di Lullo, the driver, made his job as a professional Formula One pilot. The last day the team fought head to head against Stanford University andNorthwestern University, nevertheless the contest was won by the Axiom. “We have been working in this car for 9 months, this is a triumph made with hours and hours of effort” saidDi Lullo when crossed the final line. The solar car will be exhibited in the Olympic Plaza until next Friday when all the team will go to celebrate in the University Campus.