Priscilla’s adventure, the first three days

We were delighted to race around the main circuit with an average speed of 77.8 kph and record the fastest lap of all the Cruisers of 2:13.40. Priscilla was tenth overall, beating two-thirds of the Challenger cars.

The stage is set for a faaabulous adventure – introducing Priscilla

Can a sleek, sporty, Aussie outback Queen, steal the crown from the seemingly unconquerable Dutch champions, in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge? That’s the question Australia’s first national, five state, five university collaboration, known as The Australian Technology Network (ATN) Solar Car Team, hope they can answer with a resounding yes. At her launch today, the hot pink spotlight … Read More

Aussie teams power up on home grown technology

Australian teams competing in the Cruiser Class of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC) in October this year will be packing a power-filled punch under their solar hoods when they line up on the starting grid, thanks to technology developed in Brisbane.

The Cruiser design of the future is taking shape

Our diverse crews from QUT, UTS, QUT, RMIT, UniSA and Curtin have gone virtual, 3D and old-school and shaped, moulded, modelled and baked our solar car into the Cruiser design of the future to take on the BWSC!

Studio design progress at RMIT

Students from RMIT presented their design work to show their progress over the past 4 weeks, leading into final assessment. With RMIT Senior Lecturer Simon Curlis back on the scene after a few weeks off, he offered some great advice for students going forward. He liked the look of many presentations, however, he was both constructive and critical at times, … Read More

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 … Read More

Innovation from RMIT’s Solar Car Studio

With the launch of the ATN Solar Team, RMIT University has established a Solar Car Studio to focus on the University’s task of developing the interior, overall structure and components of the solar car. Senior RMIT Design lecturers, Simon Curlis and Arthur Gerogalas, will be guiding the students through their solar car studio journey. The Studio provides the opportunity for … Read More