One more first prize for the TUCer team
TUCer team participated for the 9th time in Shell Eco Marathon (SEM) this year. SEM 2016 took place in London, UK, from June 30 to July 03. This year's entries, from various institutions around Europe, exceeded 200, whoever TUCer remains the only Greek participant in the Urban Concept category.
TUCer team presented this year an advanced vehicle, named Spyros Louis in order to honor the great Greek Olympic Marathon winner, aiming to excel in a brand new and extremely demanding route. Significant improvements were made in the vehicle's chassis, which has been re-designed in order to achieve better handling and safety in race conditions. Additionally, new energy management modules targeting fuel consumption were installed together with driver's safety devices (one of our greatest targets this year), new aerodynamic components, the powertrain has been massively improved and advanced car and driver status telemetry systems, with live data transferring, have been integrated to the car.
Team's persistence in car-driver safety, together with team's organization regarding safety, impressed the judges, awarding as the Safety Award, for the 3rd time in the last 6 years. “TUC Eco-Racing won for its excellent blend of vehicle design and safety, as well as occupational safety. A lot of thought went into the structural integrity of the vehicle – their chassis had crumple zones that deform to protect the driver, while being very structurally rigid. They balanced safety, performance and design.”