For a week before and during the 2016 American Solar Challenge at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania, Appalachian’s solar vehicle underwent scrutineering – detailed inspections and performance trials. Apperion passed all scrutineering tests in time to begin the first day of track racing. Not all vehicles did. Some crashed during slalom testing and spent valuable time repairing; some had difficulty in the wet road brake testing; others had driver egress and communications tech challenges.
An Appalachian team seeks to change the future of transportation with a solar race car
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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