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Kogakuin University Solar Team

Kogakuin University Solar Team

Team overview

Kogakuin University Solar Team

  • Car name

    KUTE EAGLE

  • University

    Kogakuin University Solar Team

  • Country

    Japan

  • WSC class

    2019

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pass

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 14 8:03:13 Daly Waters 588
Day 2 Oct 14 16:15:52 Barrow Creek 1209
Day 3 Oct 15 14:32:15 Kulgera 1765
Day 4 Oct 16 12:04:23 Coober Pedy 2178
Day 5 Oct 17 14:18:47 Port Augusta 2720
Day 6 Oct 18 9:53:00 Adelaide 3020
Day 7 Oct 18 9:53:00 Adelaide 3020
Day 8 Oct 18 9:53:00 Adelaide 3020
Day 9 Oct 18 9:53:00 Adelaide 3020

How many times has your team participated in the event?

3 times (2013, 2015, 2017).

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

We use the Natural Morphing Technology to incorporate the beauty of nature into vehicle design.
The top of the canopy is similar to the beak of a bird. The solar cell looks like a bird's wing!

What is unique about your solar car?

The vehicle performance is improved by using hydro-pneumatic suspension and 4 wheels steering system to take advantage of Australia's crosswind and road environment. The aerodynamics is optimized based on the solar panel layout. It is a unique mono-hull vehicle.

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

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is the world's largest solar car race, where teams from around the world can compete with the future electric car technologies. Student spirit and challenges will lead to future human resource development.

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

We are looking forward to racing with teams from around the world and to making many friends.