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Cambridge University Eco Racing

Cambridge University Eco Racing

Team overview

Cambridge University Eco Racing

  • Car name

    Helia

  • University

    University of Cambridge

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • WSC class

    2019

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pass

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 13 14:56:55 Katherine 321
Day 2 Oct 14 12:41:52 Daly Waters 588
Day 3 Oct 15 16:17:14 Alice Springs 1493
Day 4 Oct 16 17:23:25 Coober Pedy 2178
Day 5 Oct 17 11:56:03 Port Augusta 2720
Day 6 Oct 17 11:56:03 Port Augusta 2720
Day 7 Oct 17 11:56:03 Port Augusta 2720
Day 8 Oct 17 11:56:03 Port Augusta 2720
Day 9 Oct 17 11:56:03 Port Augusta 2720

How many times has your team participated in the event?

3 (2009, 2011, 2015)

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

The design philosophy behind the car has been to take the best pieces of automotive engineering in the UK and bring it together in one inspiring vehicle.
As a team, we’ve been fortunate to collaborate with a number of companies who are industry leaders to incorporate their technology into the car. We can’t wait to reveal more…

What is unique about your solar car?

Stay tuned for our launch in August to hear more about the exciting features that Helia has…

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

Competing at the BWSC is probably one of the most difficult student projects on the planet, given the complexity in the engineering, logistics and fundraising required to even make the start line. But it is the challenge that forces all of our team members to learn a huge amount.

It has been an incredibly educational and informative experience for all of the current team and our alumni that have been involved. CUER’s alumni have gone onto fantastic things including Formula 1, Formula E, electric vehicle engineering and artificial intelligence.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

The solar car community is a fantastic thing and we can't wait to be at Hidden Valley with all of the other teams. The atmosphere and camaraderie there is truly unique!