Northline is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Adelaide University Solar Racing Team (AUSRT) who are competing in the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The AUSRT commenced its journey from Darwin to Adelaide on Sunday the 18th of October and will involve their car named “Lumen” travelling over a seven day period covering just over 3000 km in the process.
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has been running every second year since 1987 and has been continually pushing the boundaries of solar power and energy efficiency as well as the capabilities of everyday vehicle technology. This year marks the first that Adelaide University has entered a vehicle with a team of 23 final year Mechanical Engineering Honours students designing the car over the past two years.
Northline was more than happy to contribute its services to provide transportation of the solar car from Adelaide to its depot in East Arm, Darwin. This was an opportunity to showcase how existing technology supports the research and development of advanced automotive technologies, such as solar energy, energy management and alternatives to conventional vehicle engines.
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge also follows the North-South route, which is close to the heart of Northline as it is where the company began in 1983.
If you would like to keep track of the AUSRT team click the below link to view the live tracker then select “Challenger Class” and look for number 9 “Lumen”.