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Thursday, 1 August 2013

"Glass Bullet" eco car unveiled at the Science Museum, London


A "Glass Bullet" eco car was unveiled today (Wednesday July 31st 2013) at the Science Museum, London, England. It will be the British entry in the World Solar Challenge, a gruelling 3,000 km marathon across the heart of Australia from Darwin to Adelaide. Designed by a 60 strong team from Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER). Given the name Resolution, its game changing solar innovation will be on display at the Science Museum for three days from July 31st. 2013.
Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) eco vehicle 'Resolution' on the Mall, London, England (Andrew Zhao/CUER) 
Resolution weighs just 120kg and carries the world’s most efficient terrestrial solar array embedded within a unique aft-facing sun tracking plate that follows the trajectory of the sun. Use of this plate provides a 20 per cent gain in power. The cockpit is tiny and the four-person driving team must endure 4-hour stints in 40°c temperatures.

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