Publication: The Economic Times

Headline: The QuEST ends with SolarMobil this time around

Date: September 17, 2015

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The QuEST ends with SolarMobil this time around


Publication: The Times of India

Headline: MIT’s solar vehicle team bags first prize at national contest

Date: September 17, 2015

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MIT’s solar vehicle team bags first prize at national contest


Publication: The Times of India

Headline: Manipal varsity solar car

Date: September 17, 2015

Page no: 06

Manipal varsity solar car


Publication: Rajyadharma

Headline: QuEST Ingenium is a platform for budding innovators and inventors

Date: September 17, 2015

Page no: 03

QuEST Ingenium is a platform for budding innovators and inventors


Publication: The Economic Times

Headline: Manipal Institute of Technology's SolarMobil wins innovation contest for engineering students

Date: September 17, 2015

Link: Manipal Institute of Technology's SolarMobil wins innovation contest for engineering students

Manipal Institute of Technology's SolarMobil wins innovation contest for engineering students

 

BENGALURU: SolarMobil, a team of engineers from the Manipal Institute of Technology, was declared winners for the Solar Electric Road Vehicle (SERVe), a prototype solar car, at the fifth edition of QuEST Ingenium 2015 -the pan-India innovation contest for engineering students organised by global engineering services company QuEST Global.

The winning team will receive a cash Rs 1 lakh and is being sponsored prize of by aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus to go on a facility tour of its Stade and Bremen facility in Germany.

The team consisting 27 students de signed a four-wheeled prototype that runs on solar energy that can reach up to a speed of 60 kmph, and is custom-fit with solar panels designed by Tata Pow er Solar capable of providing up to 960 watts of power.

Out of over 5,700 registrations from 750 colleges across 27 states, a total of 10 teams were shortlisted that produced innovations suc0h as a real time air pollution monitoring system, human detection robot for disaster management, a robotic arm and a PCB printing machine among others.

"At QuEST Global we are glad that we could make a positive impact with this initiative to harness and nurture India's future talent to shape tomorrow's India," said Ajay Prabhu, chief operating officer, QuEST Global, that offered placement exploration opportunities to the top 100 qualifying teams.

"Nurturing talent is an important aspect of our globalisation strategy and we are glad that we are extending our hands to such students to come forward and be a part of this big industry," said Marcus Gehle, head of engineering for wing movables and plant engineering teams - Stade and Bremen, Airbus.


Publication: The Hindu

Headline: Solar car designed by MIT students bags first prize at QuEST Ingenium

Date: September 17, 2015

Link: Solar car designed by MIT students bags first prize at QuEST Ingenium

Manipal Institute of Technology's SolarMobil wins innovation contest for engineering students

 

Engineering students of the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal University, came up with yet another great performance. A solar car, invented by ‘SolarMobil’, won the first prize at the ‘QuEST Ingenium 2015’ in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

According to a press release issued by the university here on Wednesday, it was a significant achievement as the team emerged the best from 5,794 entries across the country. This event was organised by QuEST Global and co-sponsored by Airbus, Qatar Airways, Aequs and ANSYS.

Team SolarMobil was among the top 10 on Monday. “That came as a big surprise to us,” said faculty coordinator Umananda K.V. of Aeronautics and Automobile Department.

The cash prize amounted to Rs. 1 lakh and three members have been assured a visit to Airbus in Germany. The car is a two-seater passenger vehicle called ‘SERve’ — Solar Electric Road Vehicle, with a provision for two additional seats.

“Manipal University and MIT have supported us in making this dream car become a reality. It was manufactured in-house; I saw them toil to complete it. They used to work late into the night and sometimes into the wee hours of the morning. All of them were enthusiastic. Tata Solar supported us with the solar panel. We are now planning to have a gear car,” Mr. Umananda said.

The car took almost two years to complete and cost about Rs. 15 lakh. Twenty-seven students drawn from different disciplines built the car, which weighs 590 kg, with a maximum speed of 60 kmph.

The battery storage is 6.5kWh and sustains up to 100 km when fully charged, and solar panels that can generate 1KW energy. The body is glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) and the suspension has been tested for the Indian roads.


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  • Student Speak

    Ingenium 2016-Winner : ”On our journey back home we could only reflect on the tremendous amount of learning we had along with some great amount of fun. Every day spent on the trip was equally enriching and exciting. We feel utmost fortunate and grateful to QuEST and Airbus for having given us this wonderful opportunity, an opportunity that definitely feels once in a lifetime.”

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