I was listening to Science Friday and the next in a series of X prizes is now asking for folks to review their competition guidelines, the competition? Go 100 miles on a gallon of gas. This one seems pretty approachable for more people I think — We’ve had posts about homemade 100 mpg+ cars.
The draft guidelines outline a challenging multi-year competition with a multi-million-dollar cash purse. Teams first are required to meet arduous standards proving they are capable of designing and building production-capable, super-efficient vehicles. The vehicles then will compete in a series of rigorous stage races that test the vehicles under real-world driving requirements and conditions. Vehicles will compete in two different categories – Mainstream (4+ passengers, 4+ wheels) and Alternative (2+ passengers, no requirement on number of wheels). Winning vehicles must exceed 100 miles per gallon or its equivalent, while also meeting rigorous emission requirements.
Automotive X PRIZE – Link.
Review and comment on draft competition guidelines… – Link.