The Team (UMsolar) is an entirely student-run organization that designs and builds solar-powered vehicles. The team races both nationally and internationally. Since its establishment in 1990, the team has built 10 vehicles, won the American Solar Challenge six times, and placed third in the World Solar Challenge four times. UMsolar is widely recognized as the most successful team in North America.
Only Connect: Molex and the Solar powered vehicle
Welcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.
Molex Interconnect is supporting the University of Michigan Solar Car Team as they race against time to build their latest solar car for the World Solar Challenge 1,800 mile race in Australia.
It is a very wise move by Molex to support this type of work as they keep their products as the forefront of innovation. This is all very similar to what Microsoft did to grow their business.
Perhaps if we had more sun in this country we would be doing more of these types of projects. In fact if we are then do let me know!
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