Chemcar Team claimed bronzeAVT
During the annual meeting of the ProcessNet "Process, Apparatus and Plant Technology" (PAAT) association in Würzburg, the student ChemCar competition took place in mid-November next to the extremely exciting conference program. This year, Starterfeld was heavily staffed with nine teams, in addition to the German teams of HAW Hamburg, TU Dortmund, DHWB Mannheim, TU Berlin, TU-Clausthal and RWTH Aachen University also have three international teams of TU-Lodz (Poland), Azad University (Iran) and UTEC (Peru) participated in the exciting competition.
The goal is to develop a chemically powered vehicle (ChemCar) and thus to cover as accurately as possible a 5 to 20 meter long track. The teams develop innovative drive concepts which are evaluated in the three categories of creativity, safety and the result of the race.
This year Mannheim, Teheran, Berlin and Aachen competed head-to-head for the top of the table. In the races with the previously established driving distance of 15.5 m, only Team Zero from Mannheim was able to secure the coveted special points for a small deviation (<10%) with two runs of 15.1 m and 16.9 m. Thus, the placement in the first place was safe. With a distance to the target of 2.1 m (Tehran), 2.3 m (Berlin) and 2.5 m (Aachen), everything was open after the race and the points in the categories creativity and safety were decisive. The team Rexon from Tehran made the race for the second place and the third step was taken by the team caRWTH RWTH Aachen University.
The ChemCar contest was supported this year by a number of sponsors of Inburex, Lanxess, Lonza, Covestro, Evonik, Kings, IntraServ Knapsack, BASF, Merck, ProcessNet and Deckema. In particular, we would like to thank our sponsors of the HANS HERMANN VOSS Foundation. Also in the next years we look forward to innovative concepts and innovations in the regulations.