A multidisciplinary group of students from the college are int he final phases of the EcoCar3 Project. The North American competition is sponsored by General Motors, the US Department of Energy and the Argonne National Laboratory.
During the first year of the competition, UT engineering students were assigned to perform market research to build and analyze a consumer target market. The outer design, simulation of mechanical integration, electrical wiring components, and control system design were completed within the second and third years. With each passing year, the car’s progress is ranked and rewarded. In May, the final competition will close out the five-year project.