Students from the Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET) of Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) have invented a Formula 1 Racing Car- MRV3, a first of its kind eco-firendly vehicle with a mileage of 123 kmpl. The urban diesel car will compete at the Shell Eco Marathon to be held in Manila, the Philippines on February 6, 2014.
The MRV3 formula 1 racing car has five point seat belt for safety, four hydraulic disc brakes using BOSCH TMC and Taylor steering system. The chassis can bear a load of 500 kg and front impact of 2000 km. The body of the car is made of fibre glass and has hollow circular pipes to reduce weight and improve strength. This light weight vehicle is equipped with driver fitness tester, which does not allow a person to drive the car under the influence of alcohol. Weighing only 180 kgs, the vehicle has a single cylinder diesel engine with 269cc of displacement, 3.7 HP using automatic transmission with auto clutch CVT. The engineers have customized the reduction box to achieve high efficiency and a mileage of 123 km/l.
“It is a moment of great pride for us to represent our nation at such an event. Not many students get a chance to apply and test their theoretical knowledge at the practical level. We are really obliged to Manav Rachna for giving us the opportunity to work on this project,” said an excited Aman Agha, leader of Team Synchromesh. (Team Synchromesh comprises of bright and promising young students of the Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET), Manav Rachna International University (MRIU)
Speaking on the invention of the MRV 3 Formula 1 racing car, Dr Prashant Bhalla, Chancellor, MRIU, said: “Today, India spends only one percent energy on Research and Innovation. We want our educational institution to share this responsibility and develop incubation centres, encourage research and work hand in hand with industries.”
Dr BS Gill, Director, Dr OP Bhalla Innovation and Incubation Centre, lauded the efforts of students at the Centre and said: “Our aim is to create a balance between knowledge dissemination and innovation. To the best of our capabilities, we motivate and help students to innovate and try to inculcate out-of-the-box thinking amongst them”.
The Shell Eco Marathon is a unique combination that challenges students to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. At three events around the world, hundreds of teams compete to travel the farthest distance on the least amount of energy. This is Manav Rachna’s third foray at the Shell Eco Marathon. Petrol was the fuel of choice in initial years, but this time- diesel is being used to drive the vehicle at the Marathon.