While one of our esteemed scribes has already covered the ins and outs of EcoCAR3 in this post, this video tells us a lot more about what’s going on behind the scenes.
“Our competition series is really about training the engineers of tomorrow,” Patrick Davis, Director of Vehicle Technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy, says in the video, “We have critical challenges in the United States…and we need advanced vehicle technology on the road and really vehicles improving at an unprecedented pace.”
While the unparalleled collaboration between private sector sponsors, the DOE, and the 16 collegiate teams competing is sure to produce some very intriguing results, it’s nice to know the students are also truly excited to be working on such a project.
“I love the idea that we’re emphasizing innovation,” says Brian Magnuson of Washington University, “I think it’s really cool we get to go and explore cool, new, radical technology.”
Get up to speed on EcoCAR 3 below and head over to their website for more, because it won’t be long before these talented students have the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro running on organic juice pulp (or something).