Lufft supports World Solar Challenge 2013

The World Solar Challengeis a biennial solar-powered car race which covers 3,021 km through the Australian Outback.It is known as the hardest race of solar cars on earth. The race attracts teams from around the world, most of which are fielded by universities or corporations although some are fielded by high schools.

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Photo: Punch Powertrain Solar Team

The World Solar Challengeis a biennial solar-powered car race which covers 3,021 km through the Australian Outback.It is known as the hardest race of solar cars on earth. The race attracts teams from around the world, most of which are fielded by universities or corporations although some are fielded by high schools. The race has a 20-year history spanning nine races, with the inaugural event taking place in 1987.

It doesn’t need to be mentioned that the weather plays an important role during a race of solar powered vehicles. Although the cars are powered by sunshine, several different criteria also play an important role. Several extra measurements are performed to indicate the humidity, wind speed and direction, the air temperature , air density and so on. These parameters are crucial for the strategy program used during the race.

Lufft supports the Punch Powertrain Solar Team, which consists of 17 students from the KU Leuven in Belgium. To make sure the team has all the information it needs, they use specialized high precision weather stations provided by Lufft. At this time, the takes place and the team is using three Lufft WS501-UMB compact weather stations to have at all time the needed environmental data to choose the right strategy.

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