Tagged * Stanford Solar Car Project™

Moving Closer to Building our Next Car

By Jim Liu Aerobody, Batteries and BMS Although it’s been very rainy here at the farm, the weather hasn’t put a damper on the progress our team is making. Since our last update, we’ve finalized the final shape of the car we will race in the 2017 World Solar Challenge and will begin construction in…

Ford, Silicon Valley, & Stanford Solar Car

By Roman Decca The Stanford Solar Car project would like to thank Ford and its Silicon Valley Research & Innovation Center for their continued commitment to our innovative work. Ford’s presence in Silicon Valley speaks to car companies’ growing interest in startup-style innovation, particularly exploring new ideas related to clean energy and sustainability and the…

Stanford + Connects Bay Area

By Kelsey Josund Last weekend, we had the opportunity to display Arctan at Stanford + Connects Bay Area, a great event showcasing research and projects going on at Stanford and providing a chance to network with alumni. After driving Arctan across campus, we spent the day hanging out next to MARTY, the autonomous drifting DeLorean,…

Welcome To Our New Sponsors!

By Jim Liu Our project would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Since the end of our last race in 2015, we have been hard at work fostering new relationships as well as strengthening existing ones. On behalf of our team, I am excited to present the individuals and organizations that…

What have we been up to winter quarter?

By Kelsey Josund We can’t believe the first quarter of this new cycle is already almost over! But as dead week and finals week fall upon us, SSCP is hard at work. These past few months we’ve been very busy recruiting new members and building up a new team, reaching out to sponsors and expanding…

Taking Arctan for a weekend drive…

By Kelsey Josund This Saturday we took Arctan for a spin around campus to visit a Society of Women Engineers outreach event for local high schoolers. Even after being shipped across the ocean and hanging out at our lab for a couple months, Arctan drove just fine, answering first question we were asked in the…

Thanks to Cathay Pacific!

By Kelsey Josund Cathay Pacific helped us by shipping our car to Australia before the race, giving us five extra weeks to work on it that we would not have had if it had been shipped by boat. Check out this article in their in-flight magazine about how they helped us! Thank you, For more…

Welcome to our new Friends sponsor AutoNation!

By Guillermo Gomez As we transition from the 2014-2015 team generation to our future efforts, team members are hard at work on campus organizing meetings and introducing new members to our work and our legacy. Today we’ve gained a new Friends-level sponsor to help us in building this new team. Read Full Article Here For…

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Recap

By Alex Lubkin Five days and four nights after leaving Darwin, Arctan and the Stanford Solar Car Project team arrived in Adelaide, South Australia. We came in a strong sixth place finish, one of the seven top teams to complete the race in five days. The team ran a tight ship the entire Read Full…

World Solar Challenge: Day Five

By Kelsey Josund We made it to the finish line! Anna T drove Arctan into downtown Adelaide in sixth place after the team executed a perfect race. We woke up for the earliest sunrise yet at 5:31am event time and played pump up music from the Chase vehicle’s speakers while we ate breakfast and Read…

World Solar Challenge Day in the Life

By Kelsey Josund World Solar Challenge Details Every day, we drive from 8am to 5pm, stopping only at designated 30-minute control stops. These are usually gas stations, but occasionally just parking lots, and are located every 200 to 400 kilometers along the Stuart Highway. We get out to stretch our legs, use the Read Full…

World Solar Challenge: Day Four

By Kelsey Josund Since we’ve been traveling south, the daylight hours are longer, which means earlier wakeup times for array standing. The morning of Day Four brought our earliest sunrise yet, around 5:54am, so we were up at 5:20 to get ready to take full advantage of the early morning rays. By now Read Full…

World Solar Challenge: Day Three

By Kelsey Josund Today saw us travel from north of Alice Springs to past the South Australia border. The parents joining our convoy treated us to a lovely french toast breakfast, then headed straight to Alice Springs separate from the main convoy to restock on fresh produce and meat for the next couple days. Read…

World Solar Challenge: Day Two

By Alex Lubkin The second race day began at Dunmarra, the second control stop of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The team was in seventh place, behind other top competitors. After serving out the rest of the control stop time in the morning, we were off South. Arctan handled the next part of Read Full…

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