The Technion Formula Team was ranked 8th out of 31 in the Formula Student competition in Austria. In the competition, 31 of the best teams in the world competed in the combustion category.
Yet this is the highest rank for an Israeli team in the world wide formula student competitions!
Technion team member Alain Altary said, "We are pleased with the ranking in Austria ! Next year we hope to compete in the new Autonomous Racing Car category.”
This is the fifth year that Team Technion has participated in Formula Student competitions. Technion’s car was developed as part of the New Product Design Project course led by Dr. Hagai Bamberger under the guidance of Prof. Reuven Katz, Head of the Design, Manufacturing, and CAD track at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. This year, around 50 students from 7 different faculties are participating in the project, which is led by the Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering faculties.
The new Formula car is a dramatic upgrade of Technion’s car that competed in Europe last year. Amongst other improvements, the pneumatic transmission system was replaced with an electric one, the weight of the car dropped from 255 kg to 175 kg, and the engine was replaced by a single-cylinder KTM engine. An active suspension system based on accelerometers was installed in the new car.