MIT Transport Design Summit Strives for 500 MPG


Born out of the experience of the World Solar Challenge, MIT will host 60 engineers representing 15 countries, convening to address the growing need of the world's 6.5 billion potential drivers for efficient personal transport. The goal of the Vehicle Design Summit being held this summer is to make "serious effort to revolutionize the design process for alternative transportation technology." The focus will be broken into the integration of: hydrogen fuel cells, photovoltaics, biofuels, and human power. Also to be explored are retrofits for existing production vehicles and an opened-ended category they are calling simply Th!nk. Organizers of the VDS hope to see practical 500 mpg transport solutions for commuter vehicles. The results of the conference will also help shape future MIT curricula. :: Vehicle Design Summit via Green Car Congress