We are Chalmers solar team
It all started with a course in product development - now it´s a non-profit, student driven project.
One of the reasons why this project started was to encourage students to work with environmental and sustainable technology. However, this project will also provide a unique opportunity to develop real-life experiences in business and engineering. We believe this will help our members to grow as individuals, professionals and as engineering students.
The team consists of one team leader and five subgroups which contains a total of 20 team members. The five sub-teams all have a different responsibility.
Let us start with the engineering team. Three students who all study mechatronics. Their main tasks are: A great expertise the rules and assisting the other teams with, for example, documentation on this project and the construction of the car.
MECHANICS AND AERODYNAMICS
They are the ones who design the car and its mechanical features as the wheel suspension. The car is aerodynamical customized so that it can go as fast as possible. They also are responsible for the interior of the car.
Since the car and the driver need to be able to communicate with each other, this group makes that happen. Through software the driver and the other team members will be able to see how the car is doing without having to open up the vehicle.
In the competition the car will only run on electrical power obtained from solar cells. This team will, by harvesting the solar energy from the our solar collectors, make an as efficient power train as possible. They also develop smart energy storage systems, electrical safety and all other electrical components expected in a car.
Together with the teams above, we will have a car but we also need it to be in Australia instead of Sweden. The logistics group is responsible for the transportation of the car but also the transportation of the team. Everything between flights from Gothenburg to Australia and how we will travel and live within Australia.
It is the marketing team who are responsible for making Chalmers Solar team seen. Through social media, this website and other locations, they will make sure everyone knows about Chalmers Solar team. They also handle the initial contact with potential stakeholders.