GAINESVILLE, FL. – The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) human-powered vehicle team recently competed in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Human Powered Vehicle Challenge, East at the University of Florida. The UCF team claimed a sixth place finish while competing in a vehicle that featured Vectorply’s C-BX 0450 carbon fabric.
According to their website, the ASME’s international Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of sound engineering design principles in the development of sustainable and practical transportation alternatives. In the HPVC, students work in teams to design and build efficient, highly engineered vehicles for everyday use—from commuting to work, to carrying goods to market.
The event featured 33 competing colleges and five divisions: Design, Innovation, Women’s Speed, Men’s Speed, and Endurance (with obstacles). The UCF team collected 70 total points to finish 6th out of the 33 total teams. The best event for UCF was the Women’s Speed Event where they finished in third place.
Congratulations to the UCF team!