Design a sports car with EcoCAR 3
EcoCAR 3 is a competition in which students transform a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric vehicle. While we want the car to be fast and safe, we also want it to be a job to drive and ride. That's where design comes in. The kids will design the "interface" of the Camaro, or how the car will interact with the driver and passengers. They can brainstorm whatever they like, from images of nature that only appear on the car's door when it's in "electric" mode to a Siri-esque voice that chats with the driver. After the brainstorming and drawing session, the team will chat with how engineering can bring their ideas to life.
EcoCAR 3 at Virginia Tech
EcoCAR 3 is a four-year competition headlined by General Motors and the Department of Energy. Sixteen university across North America are challenged to convert a 2016
Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric vehicle. EcoCAR 3 provides students with hands-on, real world learning impossible to find in a conventional classroom
setting. In the first year of the competition, Virginia Tech placed second overall.
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