January 22, 2014

MRIU's F1 Car 'MRV3' to compete at Shell Eco Marathon 2014 in Philippines

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 km/litre. The urban diesel car will compete
at the Shell Eco Marathon to be held in Manila, 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 2,000 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 kg, the vehicle has a single cylinder diesel engine with 269 cc of displacement, 3.7 hp using automatic transmission with auto clutch CVT. The engineers have customised 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 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)

Dr. Prashant Bhalla, Chancellor, MRIU added, "Today, India spends only 1 per cent 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."

"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," said Dr B.S. Gill, Director, Dr. O.P. Bhalla Innovation and Incubation Centre.


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