POLITEKNIK BRUNEI FINISH WITH FLYING COLORS IN SHELL ECO-MARATHON ASIA 2018
The Brunei contingents to the Shell Eco-marathon Asia (SEMA) 2018 comprising of students from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and Politeknik Brunei (PB) last week joined over 120 student teams from 18 countries across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, to compete in this year’s competition held at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore, from 8th-11th March 2018. Brunei’s participation to the event is greatly supported by Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd (BSP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) through UBD, UTB and PB.
Shell Eco-marathon is a competition for students who are passionate about developing innovative mobility solutions. It challenges engineering, design, science and technology students to design, build and drive the world’s most energy-efficient vehicle.
This year, the Brunei teams will be participating in one category which is the Prototype Battery Electric category – a futuristic and highly aerodynamic vehicles. The teams first follow a very intensive safety and technical inspection before they are ready to race on the track. The race consists of six attempts, where in each attempt, the team must run their vehicle under 25 minutes and 9 laps equivalent to 10.07km in total. The race aim is to run the vehicle with the less amount of energy consumed per race.
During the whole weekend, Politeknik Brunei SEM team (Polybrusem) managed to make use all the six attempts. On the final day, polybrusem managed to set a new benchmark and also breaks their own record from 84km/kWh last year to 117km/kWh this year, with the ranking of 10th out of 26 participating battery electric prototype vehicle. This also makes Politeknik Brunei the top in Brunei team in terms of efficiency and ranking.
To follow more on their journey, follow them on Instagram and Facebook page @polybrusem and YouTube at PolyBru Sem
The Finale – this video showing the team’s journey of 10 months until the day of the competition.
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