Cal Poly: Combining Skills for Super Mileage
Bringing together students majoring in mechanical, material, and aerospace engineering, as well as computer science, the Cal Poly Supermileage Vehicle Team combines all these disciplines to produce the most efficient vehicles possible.
Last year, we took home the Technical Innovation Award at Shell Eco-marathon Americas for the onboard electronics and custom data acquisition and monitoring system of Capax, our “urban concept car.” (See Cal Poly’s 2011 Eco-marathon team at the competition.)
In addition to modifying Capax to compete again in the category for street-legal cars, we also hope to show a new prototype car, Lamina, at Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012 at the end of this month in Houston.
Lamina combines sleek aerodynamic shapes with ergonomic design in order to minimize weight.