Taking a virtual look at ATN’s solar car at the Australian Grand Prix

With the launch of ATN Solar Team, RMIT took the opportunity to showcase the car’s preliminary design at the Australian Grand Prix, using the latest in VR technology.

Lead designer of the exterior of the Solar Car, Matthew Millar, was in attendance to explain key features to RMIT Vice-Chancellor Martin Bean, and Executive Director of ATN, Renee Hindmarsh.

Mr Bean was ecstatic about the display of the solar car saying,

“We continue to strengthen our relationship with the Australian Grand Prix through this excellent solar car showcase from the ATN.”

“The car is magnificent. Just another example of the cutting-edge innovation and enterprise that is practised throughout RMIT and across the ATN.”

“We are very excited about the next 18 months in preparation for the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Car Challenge.

With plenty of racegoers coming through over the 4-day event, fans were left impressed by the design of the car and eager to follow its development  leading into the Challenge in 2019.

Fans were given the opportunity to look at the car through VR technology.

Additionally, it was another opportunity to showcase the innovative practices that are being followed at RMIT University, who is one of the global leaders for the technology design, and enterprise.