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GUtech Megalodon team makes Oman proud by passing the technical inspection, ready to hit Shell Eco-marathon track

GUtech Megalodon team tends to make Oman proud by passing the technical inspection, prepared to hit Shell Eco-marathon track

Passing the technical inspection is a significant component of the race. Many participants do not even get a opportunity to enter the race since they cannot pass the strict specifications such as weight, supplies employed and assembly procedure.Shell Eco-marathon Asia is the primary component of Make the Future Singapore, a totally free festival of vibrant power suggestions and innovations for Asia, taking spot at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre from March eight to 11, 2018.Returning to Singapore for a second year, the public festival will be a platform for conversation, collaboration and innovation about the worldwide power challenge: how to create a lot more power, although generating much less emissions.GUtech Megalodon is the only participanting team from Oman following SQU team pulled out of the race. Megalodon team was eagerly waiting to pass the inspection test and now it will hit the racing track on Saturday. Last year, the team dint pass the inspection test. Dr Emmanouil Bouzakis, assistant professor, Department of Engineering at GUtech and the supervisor of Megalodon team, told Muscat Daily that his team was so nicely ready. “My team is well prepared and looking and passing the test is an achievement of its own. Now the team is ready to hit the race track. The students are so happy,” he said.GUtech Megalodon Student Team Leader Neeraj Krishnan, who along with his team members, said,” All went so good. We were so worried but its great to pass the test. We heard to work hard to fix the technical problems all day on Thursday. We are just happy. Now we are eager to race on Saturday.”The GUtech team has entered the competition with the car chassis used last year but with a different body and a new design. “The body material used is different with the same diesel engine. We used different materials to keep the body as light as possible. The weight is 75kg without the driver. The driver is a female student. We have full confidence in her. We chose her because she is light weight. The competition is tough but we are hoping for the best,” Krishnan, said.GUTech’s Megalodon other team members are Iman al Maawali (driver), Ashwaq al Harthi, Al Jaziya al Nazwani, Ahmed al Dhuhli and Ahmed al Amri. “I am glad to be part of the team. I am prepared to be the driver. I am confident for our team. We are just so happy to take part in the race,” Iman mentioned.Make the Future Singapore returns for a second year, showcasing vibrant suggestions and innovations that address the worldwide power challenge as component of a 4-day totally free access festival.“Energy is a vital hidden ingredient in almost every economy, and cities are the biggest users of energy. Occupying less than two per cent of the world’s landmass, and hosting more than half of the world’s population, cities account for more than 60 per cent of global energy use today and this number is estimated to rise to 80 per cent by 2040. Fundamental changes need to happen across the global economy, especially in power, transport, buildings and industry which produce significant carbon dioxide emissions,” mentioned Ms. Goh Swee Chen, Vice President, City Solutions – New Energies and Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore.At Make the Future Singapore, virtual reality and hands-on experiences will take guests on a journey to discover vibrant suggestions from about Asia, see what is taking place now to energy our planet and get a glimpse of what the future of power may well appear like. They will be capable to learn what it is like to create electrical power by dancing, play interactive games, develop and race mini saltwater vehicles, and meet young scientists and power begin-ups. 

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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