Elliot Visits the Stanford Solar Car Project

Yesterday, Elliot and I were invited to Stanford University's Automotive Innovation Facility, to see a presentation about the Stanford Solar Car Project

 Luminos, the latest Stanford Solar Car, came in 4th in the 2013 World Solar Challenge. Stanford Solar Car Project is America's top solar car team - and the best undergraduate team in the world. 

Luminos, the latest Stanford Solar Car, came in 4th in the 2013 World Solar Challenge. Stanford Solar Car Project is America's top solar car team - and the best undergraduate team in the world. 

 Three Stanford Solar Cars were on display. Richard Lui tells Elliot about Xenith, which competed in the 2011 World Solar Challenge.

Three Stanford Solar Cars were on display. Richard Lui tells Elliot about Xenith, which competed in the 2011 World Solar Challenge.

 Luminos team member Anna Olson describes the enviable discomforts of driving the solar car in the outback.

Luminos team member Anna Olson describes the enviable discomforts of driving the solar car in the outback.

 Definitely not a comfy seat! Solar Car racers take 4-hour shifts behind the wheel, to keep from falling asleep or dying of heat stroke.

Definitely not a comfy seat! Solar Car racers take 4-hour shifts behind the wheel, to keep from falling asleep or dying of heat stroke.