Meet the ON teams:
Queen’s Eco-Vehicle Team
With a significant investment of time and funds in their aerodynamic, gasoline-powered prototype car ‘Gaia’, the Queen’s Eco-Vehicle team has worked hard to integrate composite materials into their completed vehicle.
Weighing 45 kg, Gaia’s competitive advantage includes a carbon fibre body and chassis, made from thin-walled square steel chromoly tubes of varying sizes and thickness.
For the 2015 Detroit competition, the team completed the carbon fibre body, an electronic fuel injection system and a heads-up display powered by an Arduino microcontroller for driver assistance.
On February 27, these eco-vehicle enthusiasts hosted an ‘Unveiling Event’ on the Queen’s campus to share their innovation and progress with classmates and faculty. Over 1,700 people stopped by to meet the team and learn more about their contribution to mobility of the future.
Queen’s team was founded in 2013 – they hope to come away from the Shell Eco-marathon experience with practical, hands-on technical experience and strong management skills.