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DLSU Eco Car Team to compete in Driver’s World Championship

Eco Car Team 2016 A

Photo by Noel Pabalate, Manila Bulletin

Following up on their second place run during the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon held in Rizal Park Manila, The DLSU Eco Car Team is set to compete in the Driver’s World Championship (DWC) at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

The team will be showcasing “Archer,” its entry in last year’s regional qualifier race at the Rizal Park in Manila. In last year’s qualifier, the Archer set the highest record in the Urban Concept-Battery Electric Category with a mileage of 78 km/kWh and placed second in the Petrol fuel subcategory after recording 159 km/l.

Eco Car Team 2016 B

Photo by Noel Pabalate, Manila Bulletin

The Archer itself will be a technology testbed for more advanced models and future energy efficient production cars. It sports a lightweight and aerodynamic design, an in-house developed motor controller, and is composed of carbon fiber and composite materials.

To monitor the various subsystems of the car, the Eco Car Team developed its own android app dubbed “Archer-Board” for diagnostic and monitoring purposes. The app has the capability to measure the car’s speed, temperature, battery level, efficiency, and computer power consumption.

The DWC is a gathering of the world’s best Urban Concept car teams that will compete on the basis of energy-efficiency and is an innovation competition that challenges students from universities from across the world to design, build, and race energy-efficient automobiles.

DLSU unveils new eco cars for the 2014 Shell Eco Marathon Asia

Manila, Philippines — The De La Salle University Eco Car Team unveiled new additions to its fleet of award-winning eco cars, the Archer and Delta, this January 7, 2014 at the Cory Aquino Democratic Space of the Henry Sy Sr. Hall. The eco-friendly vehicles will be competing in this year’s Shell Eco Marathon Asia (SEM Asia), which began last January 6 and will end on January 9.

Br. Ricky Laguda, FSC, DLSU President; Dr. Efren Dela Cruz, Vice Dean of the Gokongwei College of Engineering; Ms. Fritzie Ian De Vera, Dean of Student Affairs; Mr. Lyndon Lumain, Pilipinas Shell Industry Lubricants Business Manager; and the whole DLSU Eco Car Team welcomed the arrival of the Archer and Delta. The teams responsible for the construction of the eco cars as well as the sponsors were recognized in a short ceremony. Research projects, such as the eco cars, further the university’s advocacy to nurture young innovators and create environment-friendly technologies for nation building.

The DLSU Eco Car Team with Lyndon Lumain, Pilipinas Shell Industry Lubricants Business Manager (seated, leftmost) and DLSU administrators and faculty

 

The Archer, which has a maximum speed of 50 kph, is set to compete in the Urban Concept – Battery (+ Solar) Category of the SEM Asia.  The Delta also has a maximum speed of 50 kph. It is slated to compete in the Urban Concept- Gasoline Category of the competition. It is the newest addition to the pantheon of DLSU eco cars.

 

DLSU Eco Car Team members with The Archer

DLSU Eco Car Team members with The Delta

The Archer and Delta’s predecessors garnered accolades in the previous competitions of the Shell Eco Marathon Asia. The DLSU100 is known as the first battery-electric prototype vehicle in the country and placed 5th in 2011. DLSU101 landed in the 7th place of the race and bagged the Technical Innovation Award due to its smart cruise control function, battery management system and advanced telemetry system. Morris Papio, manager of the DLSU Eco Car Team, says, “Our goal is to squeeze the efficiency out of our vehicles through innovation. We want to show that it is in fact possible to get from point A to point B consuming only a small amount of energy.”

 

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