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In 2013, the Stanford Solar Car Project student-run team raced Luminos across the Australian outback, 1,864 miles (3,000 km) from Darwin to Adelaide, in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The trailer above gives just a taste of their technology + nature adventure. Some background:
The Stanford Solar Car Project began in 1989 as a student-run organization fueled by its members’ passion for sustainable technology. Since then, student teams have built 12 solar-powered cars to compete in national and international racing events. Over the years, the project has provided dozens of undergraduates a rare opportunity to learn about advanced manufacturing techniques, use cutting-edge materials and attempt the daunting challenge of revolutionizing vehicle design to promote development of solar technologies for greener transport.
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The next Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will be held from October 18-25, 2015, where a record-breaking 47 teams from 25 countries will compete. The SSCP team will be racing Arctan, the project’s twelfth vehicle. You can follow their progress on Facebook.