University of Idaho, winners of the 2014 Hybrid category

2014 Formula Hybrid: Results and Awards

ABOVE: This year’s winner of the Hybrid Category: University of Idaho’s Vandal Hybrid Racing Team.

Dartmouth’s Formula Hybrid Competition held annually at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway offers “an interdisciplinary design and engineering challenge for undergraduate and graduate university students.” The competition is part of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Collegiate Design Series and is regarded as the most complex and dynamic of the series.

“Our safety standards are strict and this year the educational value for students was especially high as more teams than usual faced unexpected complications and had to really pull together to problem-solve on the spot,” said Competition Organizer Doug Fraser and, as he told WMUR-TV, “This requires design work. There are no off-the-shelf solutions to building a hybrid vehicle.”

This year’s Competition had 15 hybrid car teams and 7 electric-only cars.

Hybrid Results

  1. University of Idaho (261.70)
  2. Lawrence Technological University (253.63)
  3. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (251.35)

Electric-only Results

  1. Dartmouth (513.88)
  2. University of Vermont (451.34)
  3. Carnegie Mellon University (288.72)

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Final Results

Hybrid

  1. University of Idaho (261.70)
  2. Lawrence Technological University (253.63)
  3. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (251.35)

Electric

  1. Dartmouth (513.88)
  2. University of Vermont (451.34)
  3. Carnegie Mellon University (288.72)
University of Idaho

Congratulations University of Idaho!

Endurance Event

In a nutshell, 6 teams got their cars ready and running for the Endurance Event with U. Michigan completing the highest number of laps (22). The teams were:

  • U. Michigan
  • Yale
  • Dartmouth
  • Lawrence Tech
  • U. Waterloo
  • U. Idaho
Bulldogs Racing

Yale debriefs after the Endurance Event

Update: Day 4

The autocross event closed, but not before Lawrence Tech got their car out on the track:
Lawrence Tech autocross

Tune in between 12–3pm for updates on the Endurance Event which has doubled in length for this year’s competition. Looks like it may warm up a bit by then!

Meanwhile, check out the news coverage from WMUR-TV that ran last night with this great quote from Adam Tallman of Lawrence Tech:

“I’m a fifth year senior and I’ve been working in the field for 3 years and I’ve learned more on this car than those 2 combined. It’s a wonderful, wonderful experience.”