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! We’re looking forward to introducing our BWSC event team in 2019 and we’ll keep you updated here.

Integration week was an important time for the ATN Solar Car Team when the team got together to integrate exterior and mechanical elements.

Abhishek Malik, Michael Tran (UTS) and Dave McLean former GM Holden Engineering Manager and RMIT University graduate
Abhishek Malik, Michael Tran (UTS) and Dave McLean former GM Holden Engineering Manager and RMIT University graduate

Meanwhile work continues on interior concepts and designs that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing, taking into account line of sight, visibility and easy access.

Lana Savic from UniSA tests out the driver’s seat

Here is a reminder of how the various unis have divided up the work and, more and more, are bringing it all together:

QUT – high voltage electrical system

UTS – mechanical systems and interior design – seating, suspension, steering wheel, brakes, pedals

RMIT – systems engineering, exterior design and internal structure

UniSA – project management, performance modelling and solar collector

Curtin – low voltage electrical system – interior and exterior lights