Solar Car Team
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and the University of Michigan announced Agilent’s support of the university’s solar car team. Agilent will provide a 200-MHz capacitive touch-screen oscilloscope as well as a handheld oscilloscope and a triple-output power supply to support the team’s solar-car engineering program, from design through competition.
Despite being challenged by extreme weather conditions along the way, the University of Michigan Solar Car Team has won the 2012 American Solar Challenge with their car Quantum for a fourth consecutive American title. Western Michigan Univeristy finished eighth.
Across eight states in eight days, the nation’s winningest solar car team from the University of Michigan will defend its title next month in the American Solar Challenge that includes an overnight stop in its hometown.
A new 30-minute documentary offers a vivid, close-up look at the University of Michigan’s solar car team at the World Solar Challenge in Australia last October.
Through a smoldering brush fire, past wind-shearing road trains, across the Australian continent, the University of Michigan’s Quantum was the first American car to finish the World Solar Challenge Thursday.