UPES Engineering Students Showcase Award-Winning All-Terrain Vehicle

UPES Engineering Students Showcase Award-Winning All-Terrain Vehicle

UPES Engineering Students Innovation Showcase Award-Winning All-Terrain Vehicle Auto Expo 2018
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Team Dirt Marshall of UPES, Dehradun, comprising of 25 mechanical and automotive design engineering students showcased an innovative all-terrain vehicle, conceptualised, designed, developed and manufactured by them, at the Auto Expo. The all-terrain vehicle had emerged as the winner in the ‘Sledge Pull’ competition at BAJA SAE India in 2017. The team said this vehicle would cost 4-4.5 lakh during mass production and can be of help for people living in difficult terrains.

The vehicle is a race off-roader that can withstand harsh elements of rough terrain, and is similar in appearance to dune buggies. The four-wheel drive vehicle gives high torque and better traction, and is compact with a 50-inch wheelbase. It has a whole chassis made of 4130 chromoly steel, aluminium wishbones and titanium steering rack. The off-roader has a hanging hammock seat that reduces mounting weights.

Currently, it is a concept vehicle that is in its elementary phase of functioning, the team said. UPES is a university that offers industry-aligned graduate and postgraduate courses through its five schools- School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Design, School of Business and School of Law. The programs offered at the university are focused on high-growth sectors such as Oil & Gas, Power, Infrastructure, IT, Design, Planning & Architecture, Public Policy and Legal Studies.

Naveen Arul
Author: Naveen Arul
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