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.
â€śIt 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,â€ť 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, â€śToday, 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.â€ť
Dr B.S. Gill, Director, Dr O.P. Bhalla Innovation and Incubation Centre, lauded the efforts of students at the Centre and said, â€śOur 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.â€ť
Shell Eco Marathon teams compete to travel the farthest distance on the least amount of energy. This is Manav Rachnaâ€™s 3rd Shell Eco Marathon journey, and this time the team has made a switch from petrol to diesel.