Indian students take Formula 1 Racing Car- MRV3 to Philippines Shell Eco Marathon 2014
Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET) students of Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) have made a Formula 1 Racing Car- MRV3, an eco-firendly vehicle with 123km/litre mileage. O 6th February 2014, MRV3 urban diesel car competes at the Shell Eco Marathon in Manila, Philippines.
MRV3 F1 racing car features a 5 point seat belt for safety, and 4 hydraulic disc brakes using BOSCH TMC and Taylor steering system. The chassis can bear a load of 500 k,g and front impact of 2000 km. A light weight fibre glass body has been constructed, and hollow circular pipes reduce weight and improve strength. Equipped with driver fitness tester, you can’t drive under the influence of alcohol.
At a weight of 180 kgs, a single cylinder diesel engine with 269cc of displacement, 3.7 HP AT with auto clutch CVT gets the car to drive. Reduction box customisation helps achieve high fuel efficiency of 123 km/l.
“It is a moment of great pride for us to represent our nation at such an event. Not many students get a chance to apply and test their theoretical knowledge at the practical level. We are really obliged to Manav Rachna for giving us the opportunity to work on this project,” said an excited Aman Agha, leader of Team Synchromesh. (Team Synchromesh comprises of bright and promising young students of the Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET), Manav Rachna International University (MRIU)
Dr Prashant Bhalla, Chancellor, MRIU, said, “Today, India spends only 1 per cent energy on Research and Innovation. We want our educational institution to share this responsibility and develop incubation centres, encourage research and work hand in hand with industries.”
Dr B.S. Gill, Director, Dr O.P. Bhalla Innovation and Incubation Centre, lauded the efforts of students at the Centre and said, “Our aim is to create a balance between knowledge dissemination and innovation. To the best of our capabilities, we motivate and help students to innovate and try to inculcate out-of-the-box thinking amongst them.”
Shell Eco Marathon teams compete to travel the farthest distance on the least amount of energy. This is Manav Rachna’s 3rd Shell Eco Marathon journey, and this time the team has made a switch from petrol to diesel.