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Stella Vie five-seat solar-powered car by Eindhoven team

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Tinuku ~ The University of Technology Eindhoven students are designing Stella Vie as a solar-powered car with five seats to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (WSC) in Australia. Dutch students are busy to take car for five passengers in the biennial race through the Red Center as a future car, zero emissions, cheap and smart devices.

Tinuku Stella Vie five-seat solar-powered car by Eindhoven team Stella Vie five-seat solar-powered car by Eindhoven team

The University of Eindhoven's Solar Team Eindhoven is preparing for the race by presenting Stella Vie has fewer solar panels than the previous designs, but equipped with new features of smart technology.

Stella Vie was dubbed the most efficient family car ever built. This solar-powered car gives glimpse of the future of zero emission transport. Surplus energy harvested by automobiles can be supplied back to home or distributed power lines.

Stella Vie continues the four-seat Stella Lux design in 2015 with more sexy and more practical design. The initial Stella design also got the honor in 2013. They want to prover solar power can be used for family cars for the latest designs. Stella Vie five-seat solar-powered car by Eindhoven team

Tinuku Stella Vie five-seat solar-powered car by Eindhoven team

The 2017 race, a team of 23 students transformed Stella Lux from four seats into five seats. The 11-month project built 5-square-meter (53.8-square-foot) solar array to drive this car to roughly 1,000 kilometers (621 miles).

The car has length 5 meters (16.4 feet) and width 1.65 meters (5.4 feet), but weighs only 375 kilograms (827 lb). The curved roof and tail boat shape to translate aerodynamics. The top speed is 125 km/h (78 mph) as does the Stella Lux design.

The team uses the latest V2X technology with software for steering, braking and navigation. Trips using altitude maps and weather data, combined with the probability of reach and parking lots to generate most solar energy.

This year's WSC will take place from 8 to 15 October, each team taking route from Darwin to Adelaide and competing in three classes is Challenger, Cruiser, and Adventure. The Eindhoven team will compete in the Cruiser Class focuses on practicality, content and energy consumption.


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