Challenge X: Year 3 Awards
In Challenge X, the U.S. Department of Energy has partnered with GM for a three-year competition, giving engineering schools an opportunity to participate in hands-on research and development with leading-edge automotive propulsion, fuels, materials, and emissions-control technologies. Seventeen teams were challenged to re-engineer a GM Equinox to minimize energy consumption, emissions, and greenhouse gases while maintaining or exceeding the vehicle’s utility and performance. Year 1 focused on modeling, simulation, and testing of the vehicle powertrain and vehicle subsystems selected by each school. Years 2 and 3 required teams to develop and integrate their advanced powertrain and subsystems into a donated GM Equinox. Congratulatons to this year’s winner!
UPDATE: GM and the U.S. DOE have announced a 4th year to the competition. Good luck to each school!