Perseverance on the Face of Adversity

Perseverance on the Face of Adversity

Monday, November 26, 2007

Significance/Relevance of Project Garuda - RVCE Supermileage

We live in a world today where people are becoming increasingly aware of serious environmental problems that are threatening the fragile eco-system we depend on. The UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) report on global warming has brought to the fore the sort of problems being created by our current way of life. The cars we drive contribute a massive amount towards global warming and hence, progress in improving fuel economy of our vehicles is exactly what the doctor ordered.

RVCE Supermileage addresses the issues of fuel-efficiency and climate change on two levels:

1) Technological: Supermileage is a design study where the engineering students of RVCE have put their heads together to come up with new designs and technologies to revolutionize the way we live and the cars we drive. The technologies showcased here today maybe the concepts that drive your car tomorrow.

2) Awareness: We intend to participate in various International competitions like the SAE Supermileage, USA and the Shell Eco-Marathon, UK. Both of them are very high profile competitions, organized by the world's premier scientific and engineering bodies. These competitions are supported by major corporate names such as Shell, Michelin, Honeywell, Bosch, Chevron, Google, Nissan, Tap plastics etc. As a result, these competitions have helped make the public more aware of the fact that constructive solutions to the issue of climate change exist, via the means of new technologies.

Hence, RVCE Supermileage is a far-sighted endeavor, with massive social relevance today. The idea is that those who have worked on this project will take their skills, expertise and inspiration with them to the industry and help perpetuate a culture of social, scientific and technological responsibility.

1 comment:

The Lost Mathematician said...

Congratulations. I just read about your success with the engine on Times Online. Its good to see Indian Engineering students leading the way.