BME pneumobiles blow competition away, again

Awards

A team from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), entitled Kakukktojás, won first award at the Pneumobile 2014 competition for compressed air powered cars. BME students also picked up the people’s choice award.

The Hungarian university went to the competition as defending champions after winning last year’s contest. Approximately 100 teams from 24 universities in six countries competed at the event in Eger; BME alone sent three teams; Kakukktojás, Műszakik (both former entrants) and newbies Champneus.

Aventics [formerly called Bosch Rexroth] provided the pneumatic engines powering the cars, with each team allowed to show their cars’ performance by using two bottles, or kegs, of compressed air.

“The engine control has gone through serious optimization, and we worked immensely to improve the reliability of the engine,” BME team leaders said. Every university had carried out various developments on their cars from last year, thus the result was hard to predict. Bad weather conditions also made the race more difficult than in 2013, as this was the first time open-air races have been staged in the history of the competition.

BME’s teams have performed with great reliability through the whole competition, bagging awards for dexterity, acceleration, top speed, originality of construction as well as the people’s choice award.

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